June 15 the 1865
Dear Husband
I sit down this evening to write
you another letter hoping this will reach you I
received one last mail from you I was glad to
hear you were well I have not written to you for
two weeks I could not get any paper I hope you
will excuse me this time we are well this evening
and hope this may find you quite well and
starting for home we hope to see you before long
at home the nearer the time comes the longer
it seems to see you the children are very
anxious to see you and so am I too if you only
get home till I most nead you we are getting
along very well I got supply of flour yesterday
I have got wood too we have had rainy
weather here for a few days it looks lonely
Betsy was here with me last night I
did not feel so lonesome they have made any
here yet there will be plenty of hay this
summer and grain is heavy I dont know
what we will do if you boys dont come home
before harvest we are looking for you by
the 4th July we are trying to believe you
will be here at that time Henry Fouse has
got home they were very glad to see him is [1] seems
to me you ought to be home too I am going to
try to walk to the furnace tommorrow
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June 16th
this morning I sit down to finish my
letter it is cloudy and looks dreary we are all
well this morning you must not be uneasy
about us at home but pray for the time soon
to come that you may come home to us I hope you
will be home by fall at the longest when I will
need you so much sometimes I feel uneasy for
fear you wont come till the year is ended but
god has taken care of me thus far and will not
forsake me in pain and distress we pray
for you still and hope he will hear us in his
own good time I have nothing new to write to
you at this time we have got your clothes I wrote
this to you before I hope you have got the 5
dollars I sent you I tried to get a greenback
2 or 3 dollar note for a 5 to send you in this but I
could not I am afraid you need it much it
troubles me a good deal sometimes I hope to hear
you have got it by this time keep in good
heart I think you will soon get home I
think of walking to the furnanace after I get
my breakfast and take Martha with me
Heffners oldest child is not expected to live she has got
the fever wintrode is attending her I hope and
pray ours will keep well now I must close the
children send their love to you and I too you must
pray for me I need it much now good by Mollie Benson

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June 15, 1865


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Residence (County): 
Blair County, PA


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


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

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