Camp on Black Water Virginia
March 31st 1863"
My dear Sister;)
Your very interes-
ting letter was recieved yesterday
and notwithstanding the assurance
that it is your last I find my-
self replying to it as promptly as
ever, You are the most modest
woman of your merits that I
ever met - now contend that you
can't write a letter and yet you
write the best (Mary W- excepted) I
ever read. I wonder if a little flat-
tery would have the effect it usu-
ally has with ladies. If I thought
so I would try my best to induce you
to write me at least one other letter."
I regret so much my dear sister,"
to think that I am not to read
any more letters from you -, still
it is consoling to know that I as )
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din is at home, and they have any cake, send me a piece and
a bottle of wine by him, Jerrie got the mill very cheap. why
did'nt he take it all, Did he go into the sugar specula
tion, If a man has a capital of ten thousand dollars he
ought to make a fortune by speculating in a few
months, I regret to hear that his mill needs repair, We
still get plenty of bread & meat to eat. Good bye )
Your affectionate Bro-
P.S. Dont resist the spirit if it should move you to write
I have just recieved two letters- one from Millie and the
other from Cousin Lannie. Tell Cousin Lannie I will answer
her letter in two or three days.
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