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Letter fragment of [William Martin?] to John [John H. Martin], December 29, 1863

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Identifier: D05597

Title: Letter fragment of [William Martin?] to John [John H. Martin], December 29, 1863


Asks John to send him news from home, especially about farming.

[unsigned letter fragment, presumed to be written by William Martin]

Dec 29th / 63

Friend John

I know you do not like writeing very well but am going to try and tempt you to write to me again Mrs. M. gets ready and let me know what you are doing in the Farming line, and how things look arround Diamond Creek by this time. Blandin was going to have that Slough of mine seeded down but suppose help was to scarce if it has not been burnt over would be glad if you would try and keep the Fire out if I should live to come Home next Fall must try and have another turn at it my self, is the ditch still open between Alex Uegg and me? have you done anything more with your pasture yet? does the Drain do anything good, is that short piece of mine open yet from the Slough in the Field, how does the Willow Hedge get along; do you think it will make a fence; suppose you have a Hedge planted round your Farm now or did you get out of the notion, have you any Apples to sell this Fall & suppose it is Winter where you are & did you plant any more Trees since I saw you, understood you had bought Watts’s House and had it on your place, well enough to provide for emergencys but did not think your Family was increaseing that fast — but what I was going to say was this. would, or could you rent me one or part of one of your Houses for a Year from next Fall, if we should all be alive and well my Sister intends comeing to keep House for me and see if it suits her suppose Jo. M. wont want to give up the Shanty till Spring and I want to build some sort of a House as soon as convenient but must wait awhile longer and see what Providence has in store for us used to think the War would certainly be over by the time our enlistement would expire but

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1863-12-29

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Martin, William, active 1861-1862

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865


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