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Letter fragment of unknown author to Jim, ca. 1863

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Identifier: D04653

Title: Letter fragment of unknown author to Jim, ca. 1863


Requests that the letter be sent to mutual friends. The author is reluctant to give news because he is afraid he will get in trouble.

Transcription: 4

Jim I would like to write you a good deal of news but it would be very imprudent to do and I am very fearful what I have already written will get me into trouble — The military here have nothing to do but hunt up evidences of disloyalty against us, and they are good on the look out.

I have not heard from Jack C, Y.G.B. or J.P.Q. for a long time — if you can do so, send them this letter — I suppose they are at Fort Smith or somewhere else in Ark — tell them for Godsake not to think of coming back here now — tell J.P.Q that Grand Pa, Grand Mother, Aunt Eliza, [word unclear] & all the rest of the friends are well and getting along perhaps much better than he could expect. I would like exceedingly to see you all, but would not have you to come here now for any consideration.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: ca. 1863

Type(s): Letter


Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865


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