Camp Mississippi F an Fernandina

Florida January the 3est 1861
My Dearest and loving friend it is with great
pleasure that I lift y pen in anser to yor kind
letter that came to hand last eavening it gave me
grat Satisfaction to here from you one time more and
to here that you was well I am well at presant
hope theas fiewu lines may find you enjoying
the Same lik blesing of health you rit in yore
letter that you hadnt herd from me Sinc I had
left Marion it is not my falt that you dont
get letters fore I will rite them and Start them
that is all that I can do so blame the posmaster
and not me I havent recieve but too letters from
you Sinc I lef marion I havn nothing of intrust to
rit to you I wod like to See you Vary moch the time
Seames lik the time is long Sense I have Sawu you
you Said that the time Seamd long to you
it dont seam any longer to you than it dos to
me I enjoy my Self the bes I can but that is rarey
bad theire is no enjoyment fore me when you are abcent
Jane you ask me if I ever though of you I can
anser that varey easey my thoughts is of thee I
cant fore get one that is so deare to me
one that I love as I love thee the love I have
fore you I have not language to express
it has bin Said that abcence can herd love but
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it is not the cas with me the love I have
fore the never can be cokerd I mus bring my
letter to a clos I mus bring Jim is going
to start to the past offis nothing more
at present onley you remain my loving
friend untill death parts me from yore

loving friend John Dale to Sarah J. Honnoll

From John P. Dale to Sarah Jane Honnoll

January 3, 1861


Co. D, 24th Mississippi Infantry


Residence (County): 
Monroe County, MS


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Mississippi


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Catherine Pettijohn
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2013

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