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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: May 4, 1863
Place: Camp Near Murfreesboro
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet (split in two along central vertical fold)

Note: Later editorial addition in pencil (p. 4)

Number: MSN CW 5024-10

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

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Camp Near Murfreesboro
April May 4th 63

     Dear Juliaett again I take my pen to rite you a fu lines to let you no that I am wel and hop this wil find you enjoying the Same blessing I presume the time is near at hand when I cant have a chance to rite as often as I Should like to we ar going to leave here in a few days I dont no whare to eather to Lebenon or to moove towards the South if we moove with the army for the fight I may not have a chance to rite to you very often but wil do the best I can towards riting I Shall be glad when this war is over So that I can be with you

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and not have to rite I have not much nuse to rite to day So my leter wil be Short this time and wil rite again Soon we was payed two month' pay Saturday and I Shall put ten dolars in this and ten in my next and if you can git a chance to go over to williams I wish you would See how he is geting along and if he needs any help let him have Som money if you dont need it all yourself I cant get a furlough to go and See him So I wish you would go in my plaice and I wil try to do as much for you when I get home Juliaett it is hard to be away from all of my friend and conection especily when I no Some of them

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are Sick and cant live long oh if I could only go to see W--m if it was only for an our I Should feel relieved very much my dear Juliaett you want to no if I mareyd married you against my will I will answer it as plain as I can never was it against my wil and I am glad to have it to Say that if ever I get home again that thair is one thair that I think mor of than I do of my own life how Such misunderstanding can be is more than I can tell when I was at fishers him and I was talking and I told him that it was hard to go away to leave you since I had got to loving you as wel as I did and that if I had never got

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to now you or love you that I could go without thinking it hard but as you was the only one that I card about it was hard to leave you how he ever told that Miss Hul So is a mystery to me nor do I believe that he did I think thair is some mistake about it somewhare
I shall now have to close rite often and I will rite as often as I can

from your husband in love
Charley to Mrs. Charles Caley

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

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