May 25th 1865
Dear Husband I sit down this morning to
write you a few lines we are all well at
this present time and hope this may find you
enjoying the same blessing to day is
ascention day and we are going to church
and to the post office it is a beautiful morning
and makes me feel lonesome for you
I dreamed of you last night I thought
you were at home and I was so glad
I hope it will soon be true I am going
to william Fouses to day to see about grain
for flour I have thought about getting
Mackerel they are pretty high 9 dollars
a half barrel we have good meat it
dont agree with me fish you know I
always liked especially at this time
and I want to have some when you
come home there will be no
apples nor peaches but our plum
trees are very full we had heavy
rains last week it washed a good
deal of corn out we have our potatoes
in the orchard and a little corn
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my dear husband you dont know
how I long to see you and yet I know
you have felt something of home
sickness too let us pray to him
who is able to do all things for
your safe and speedy return
still I have good hopes every
week of hearing of your coming
home you must not feel uneasy
about this we are getting along
well considering all things we
have plenty of wood at the fire this
time all we need now is your
company to cheer us up I know
there is a good time coming I
am never going to let you go
away again from us if you do I am
going along and now I have not much
room to write any more you
must keep in good heart
and I will try to do so too I will
send your letters to the furnace
they go to martinsburg every day
I got your letter last saturday I was
very glad I hope this may reach
you soon let me know if you get that
letter with five 5 dollars it was national
currency I had not one of these old green
backs they are not so plenty as they were
I suppose they are hoarding them up
our money is all pennsylvania money
now I must close I give you into gods
care and keeping good bye Mollie Benson
[1] good bye dear Fleet

  1. Written upside down bottom right margin
May 25, 1865


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Blair County, PA


Co. E, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Blair County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
October, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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