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Fishersville, VA 1867

Fishersville, Va.
Sept 2nd 1867
Dear Pa,
Soon after reaching Augusta, I wrote
you a brief letter, that in due time, I might
receive a letter with the news from home, but
almost a month has passed and yet no letter.
It is always a source of pleasure and satisfaction
to get even a scrap from home. Mattie has
been the recipient of but one…

Philadelphia, PA 1866

Philadelphia, March 21st/ 66
Dr. Squire Bosworth M.D.
My dear Sir
When your
son (Captn 13.) left us, I fully intended
to have written to you again within a
few days, expecting in the mean time
to have received some intelligence from
Richmond, Va, Washington D.C. and
my Uncle Marcus L. Barrett in
reference to the Land Case Titles…

Richmond, VA 1866

Richmond C. N. C.
Jan’ 4th 1866
Well Johnnie
Don’t be alarmed when you
See this; having nothing else to do this Saturday
night I have in my reflections appear things to ask
thought of you, and determined at once to write you and let you
know I am still upon this mundane of sphere though
I would like to be in a better place.
John…

Berryville, VA 1864

September 6th, 1864

My dear friend
I read your kind notes of the 23rd [brt.]
a few days ago & would have answered it sooner, but we
have been moving ever since until today & now we are
looking to be ordered away every minute. I hope you enjoyed
your visit to Bec’s. Wish I could have been there & hope you
are still there & enjoying…