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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: December 3, 1862
Place: New Albany, Indiana
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (25 x 20 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-03

Transcribed by: Jonathan Lawrence and George Rugg, 2004-05

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New Albany Indianna
December 3st 62

     Dear juliaett i reseived your leter day before yesterday and was glad to hear from you i am glad you are suded with the picture that i sent you i got a case with it i put the one i have of yours in the case that i got with it i think the one you sent me a very good one although it is not taken dark enough it is rather dim i should be very glad to have one of yours since you have got your hair cut off if you have not got it taken I wish you would get it painted it will be so much more Convenient to carey with me when I go back to the regiment you wanted to know what you should do with the money that Harison has if you dont want to use it to get you som cloath with i think it is best to let it out even if you cant get more

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more than five percent but try to let it without regard to time if you can if you have a chance to go to Painesville i wish you would go to the Bank and see if you can draw my wages I am geting beter but i dont no when i shall go back to the regiment i am geting about tired of living at the hospital i wissh you would find out what hospital Emery Crawford [i.e., Pvt. Emery Crawford, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] is at i want to rite to him i hardly no what to rite thair is about twelve or fourteen men and boys in the room and some of them are singing and some dancing and some talking so you can see that it is rather a hard plaice to rite much
     you have not said any thing about you and your sister Carey's going to pensylvania lately are you going this winter dos Cary get leters from that sargant of hers that is in the armey now I have not got any leters from William since week before last

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tell Agusta Carroll that i am glad She is going to rite to me i like to get leters now whilst i am with entire strangers i can hardly get aquainted with any one here before thay get well and go to thair regiments the head doctor has ben here this afternoon and and i think he don very well he discharged nine from this hospital that is more than has been discharged before since i have bin here i am very mutch obliged to you for those postige stamps it is rather a hard mater to get them here and i had used most all i had i got fifty Cents worth the day i had my picture taken and it took 21 cts worth of them to send it and i have riten six leters besids what i riten to you which used them most all i have had two leters from W-- Thomas he is well and in frankford yet his Regiment has put up for winter quarters

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I have hard good nuse to day but i dont no how true it is i heard that all that was now in hospital that was not abel to go to thair Regiments is to have a furlough i hope it may be so i should realy like to go home and see you again it realy seems like a long time since i saw you i hardly thaugh when i left you that morning at Mrs Arnols that i was going of without seeing you i shall have to draw my leter to a close
     give my respects to all so no more at preasant from your husband


Transcription last modified: 16 Dec 2005 at 10:47 AM EST

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