Baltimore M D July 13 1861
Dear wife I now write to Let you now
that we have [been?] Paid of[f] and i Shall [1]
Send Some [money?] By mister Smith
he is here he [????????] night on
Buisness he told me that he would
take it home we was Paid with 25
dolers it did Look good i tell you i owe
Something for washing and i have
Bought some Clothing we Shall get
the Rest of are Pay wen we get in
Boston that will Be about 30 dollars
more we get more than we thought
of the New York Reg was Paid of yesterday
Some of the Boys got wild By upseting
a few apple wimin and Playing Ned
in general But i Shall keep al Right
i Shall Send you 14 dollars 14 Dollars
i have Bought a Coat and Pants and a Cap
i hope you wont think hard of me
i want to Look well wen i get in
Boston Mr Smith will Leave to
morrow he is Looking after dean maten
and i must By a Pair of Boots my old
Brogans [2] are about gone we Shant
Leave till the 27 of the month i will Send
you more if i Do not use it it is well
[Page 2]
[?] a little monney By me in Case of Sickness
Look out now and get this and i want
you to get wat is due you from
the State you can get 3 Doller a
week Look out now i must Close
from your husband

Joseph Barlow

i will Send a Rebels Card
to kate tell her that it
is the Best i Can Do for You now
i will send one to Sarah
ware the next time
and a Pitcture of the
Joseph gallent magor
PS Anderson
i Send you for Nelley Pin it
twenty Dollers on her Dress
i thought it Joseph Barlow
Best Look out
and get it

  1. Page torn in the middle of lines 2 -4
  2. Sturdy shoes
July 13, 1861


Co. A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry; Co. I, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
December, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2014

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