Southwick March 2nd 1864
Dear Brothers
As emma and I are alone and I
could not find eny thing else to
busy myself about and I thought
I would right you a letter We are Well
but the horse and she is better she has
got the lungfever Father thought she Would
die he sent for Mr Wells he came up and
gave her some medicin Father and
Wallace Watched With her all night they
gave her som medicin once an hour
and all night and all the next day
but she is better now I have got a
cold and I do not go to scool Father
and Mother hav gon down to uncle
Moses Ant Elizabet is going to new york to
Morrow the ground is all coverd With Snow
Mr Boyington Went and carred Emma
in to Westfield yesterday Mr harrison
has gave Emma a new job she gets 6
dollars and they Want her to put a little
Havana in each Segar I hant Skating
Enny now dayes and I do not
expect to skate enny more this Spring
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Monday after noon it Was stormy this morning
and I did not go to School Father is out
spliting Wood and mother is braiding footmat
and emma is striping tobacco and
father sold elirus som potatoes and apples
I do not now as I should know you when
you come home Wallace has Caught 4 Skunks
and Birney has Caught 3 muskrat Birney and
nelson Went Fishing and Caught 3 pickerel
to day is Saturday and School dos not keep to
day Father has gon to the mill Emma is
mecking segars and Mother is makeing squash
pies Emma went Over to kates thursday
and went to the Social I do not now
as I have enny thing els to rite so
good by from your sister Mary

March 2, 1864


Residence (County): 
Hampden County, MA


Co. F, 27th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Hampden County, MA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Ken Gardner
Transcription Date: 
August, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2014

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