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Letter signed David T. Massey, camp near Helena, Ark., to his father [Nathan Massey] and his sister [Sinia Massey], February 23, 1863

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Identifier: D05610

Title: Letter signed David T. Massey, camp near Helena, Ark., to his father [Nathan Massey] and his sister [Sinia Massey], February 23, 1863

Description:

Mentions that he has been paid and that the health of his company is good. Includes envelope.



Transcription: Ark

Camp near Helena

Feb 23th 1863


Dear Father I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well at present I am more healthy this winter than I ever was in my life we was paid ones one months pay and eight days yesterday they onlery paid us up to the first day of Nov I got 17. 30ct I would send some of it to you if I thought we would get any more soon Father I wrothe you a letter the 23th of Jan and one the 26th and I have not herd from you since the 26th of Jan

the health of the soldiers at this post is a great deal better at this than it was a month ago Father I would like to see you if I could but it is impossiable for me to come home at this time I have not mutch to write Father I want you to write soon so no more at present your son


David. T Massey


Dear sister I would be glad to hear form you sinia I am will send fifty cents to Nathan and Pierce and I want you to give it to them I would send Lizzy some to if I had the change sinia I would like to see you if I could sinia this war is not agoing on too suit me I dont want the negro freed nor I dont think that I ever will do mutch fighting tords freeing the nasty thing sinia I dont expect to desert you must not be uneasy about me so no more at present


David

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Arkansas
Missouri

Dates: 1863-02-23

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Massey, David T., -1864

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Pay, allowances, etc.

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