Compton18

Transcription: 

MARCHAND [1]
IN . CO . PE [2]
August 15.. 1865
Dear pa it is with the g[r]atest of plassur I take my
pen in hand to let you know we still injoy good
helth & do hope you injoy the Same State of good
helth we received your kind letter of the 11th
mother and me was out a huckelbarreyen to day & we got
21 tinfuls this after noon we was glad to hear from
you mrs Stefey can run around & I think she will get
well pa is thare no body with you but peper & gray
sharlet gall is just down here to here from gall
Pa I tell you we are glad to here from you to here
you are agoing to get hom so soon if you get home
that soon you can [trust?] hyst me we are drying
all kind of fruit to have for you evry thing is doing
well Pa when you come home dont stop at gram
pas Come on home and not let them know it thay say
will go down unexpected thay say if you stop thay will
make you stay all night but [I?] tell them not much
dangers for thay want to see what we will do uncle
Almen & Andy will have thare vandew [3] on the 24 of
this month to go to the west I havent got eny
thing important to rite this time evry thing is doing
well & mother is tired so we must go to
bed it is nearly 11 oclock well I must close for
this time nothing more rite often direct as usel
from your friend
Mrs. Neoma Compton

Footnotes: 
  1. Written in block letters with a template
  2. Indiana County, Pennsylvania
  3. vandew = vendue, an auction
Date: 
August 15, 1865
Collection: 

Author(s)

Residence (County): 
Indiana County, PA
Residence (County): 
Indiana County, PA

Recipient(s)

Unit: 
Co. B, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry
Rank: 
private
Residence (County): 
Indiana County, PA

From

From State: 
Pennsylvania
From County: 
Indiana

To

To State: 
West Virginia
To Municipality: 
To County: 
Ritchie

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
October, 2013
Proof Date: 

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