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Gain But I Do Not Drill Eny till
I Get wright stout A Gain So that
I Can stand it well it is Nice and
Cool here Now the Sun Does Not
Shine [loot?] here Eny mor we had
frost here A Bout A week A Go we
Can feel winter Come on Now
for it is Getting Cold Now
Grain of all Kind is taken
Some Corn That the Virginia Boy
Left when we Chased them of one
There farms it Looks hard to see
The Corn fields that the Secesions
Left and Did Not husk it and our
men husk it and feed our horses
The Rebels cant Get Enny salt at
all for thare army they hafto Eat there
Beef without A Bit of Salt and thare
was some of our men in A house
in virginia and the man of the
house told them that he had to
Pay seven Dollars A Bushel for
salt and was Glad that he could
Get if for that Price Turn over
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I haint much to write This time
But Joseph I want You to Keep
the Best Colt You have Got for
me when I Came That I Can
Se my prety Colt I think in A
few weeks I Can send you
Ten or Twenty Dollars more
I want the Best Colt that
Got and I want You to Let me have
as Cheap as You Can for I am
Giving You the money for it if
You Do Not Nead this money that
I Do Send you why You Can
Lay it By and you Can Take that
At Henry Nutters and save this
for me when I Come home and
if I Do Not Get home Why You
Know what to Do with All my
money You Must Be Shure and
Keep my that Colt Now I want
You to write to me how much You
ask for it and I will Tell You
if I will Take it or Not for I
Dont want to Give to much for it

  1. Partial letter written in October or November of 1861
Date Note: 
October or November, 1861


Co. A, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (40th Volunteers)
Residence (County): 
Cambria County, PA


Name Variant: 
Unknown Family Member

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Proof Date: 
September, 2012

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