[1] Camp Mearcy
November 18
18 . 61

my Dear wife
i now take the
pleasure of sending
this bit of paper
tow you
knowing that you
will make good use
of it i hav just
Ii [2] is just seven o
clock so we hav just
got pade I hav receved
33 dollers i will send you
twenty dollers now and
i will send you five
more in a few days
I hav now news to send
I hav just got Hugh
[Reea?] letter he says
your are all will
only our anny
[page 2]
she seams to
angry becase
i hav not wr
wrote to her
ore menshed [3]
her in my
letter i hav
you all but not
personly I donte
now whay she
thinks i hav foregot
her one that i would
lay down my life
fore i intented
them letters fore
all of you i want
you to read this
letter to her and
let me know wat
she has to say
she has a good bit
more time to write
[page 3]
then me we
hav not got much
time to wright
to any bodey personly
it is now role call
so i must close
my letter at present
we cant get post
stamps to wright
with i hav receved
several letters witch
i ought to answer
but i hav not got
time if i cant give
satesfacshion i will
wright less I will
wright to Heugh
Reea in a few days
I would like to
answer our Ritcherd
letter that is what
our anny wanted
[page 4]
I want you
to answer this
letter witch haste
I shall not wright
[till I get a answer?]

Bill will send his
in a few days
your effectinate
William Band
I will risk twety
dollers in this letter
we cant get to

  1. Patriotic illustration in upper left corner
  2. Ii = It
  3. mentioned
November 18, 1861


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From Note: 
Camp Mearcy


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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