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Letter signed David T. Massey, camp on board the Florence, Helena, Ark., to his father [Nathan Massey] and siblings, January 26, 1863

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Identifier: D05325

Title: Letter signed David T. Massey, camp on board the Florence, Helena, Ark., to his father [Nathan Massey] and siblings, January 26, 1863

Description:

Instructs his father not to send him any money even though he is broke. Illustrated stationery.



Transcription: Jan 26th 1863

Camp on board the Florence

Helena Ark


Dear Father I sit down to write you afew lines to let you know that I am well at present and to let you know that I received a letter from you since I wrote to sinia this morning it was dated the 19th I wrote you a letter the 22th I beleive I am not certain about th date I did not know when one would leave here and I thought I would let you know where I was I dont know any thing more to write than I wrote this morning Father your said something about me being out of money I am out but I dont want you to send me any for I can do with out better than you can I wont sufer for any thing unles I get sick I dont want you to get uneasy about me for I will make my way through if I dont get sick so farewell Father


David. T. Massey


Dear sister I am glad to hear from you and Lizzy I wrote you a letter this morning so good by sinia


Well sarah I am glad to hear from you again I want your to writ as often as Father so no more sarah


Nathan I am glad to see your sign again I want you do your best at school for you wont have long to go to school so fare well Nathan


David. T. Massey

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Arkansas
Missouri

Dates: 1863-01-26

Type(s): Letter

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

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces

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