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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

Description:

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

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865

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