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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: May 29, 1865
Place: Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 3 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5023-47

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

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Camp Harker. Nashville Tenn
May the 29../65

Dear Father and Mother

I will write A few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope this will find you all the same. There is but little to write and you nead not expect much. The oppinion is I beleve that the 62.. Ill will be musterded out before long I dont think we will get home much before the 4 of July and maby not that soon You nead not look for us until you see us comeing L H Waters [i.e., Col. Lewis H. Waters, 84th Illinois Infantry] said that he thaught we would start home in two weeks I dont

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believe it he has told to many such things and they didnot come true. he said last night he wanted us to drill so we could make a good show when we got to Springfield I dont give A cuss A bout makeing A show of my self I have done enough of that dow here I dont think the boys will try much when they get there I can drill well enough. I got A letter from C. A. Harrah the other day he said he was running the store by him self Johnson and family are gon to Leon on A visit of 2 or 3 weeks. they are paying off the Vetterrons this week some say we will git two months pay but I cant see it yet. I dont care A bout any now I would spend it all

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And it would not do me any good. I think I will get A bout $25 on clothing this year I have only got to the amount of $11.48 cts worth in this year and from the 1 of March we are allowed $42 a year for clothing and before that we only got $42. clothing has come up it was on the account of Govnerment imployies they would buy up a lot of it and take it off and sell it they made more money that way than they did any other way and they have put a stop to it. I dont suppose you have put in a crop expecting me to help any with it I am A fraid I will not be worth much to you. I will quit. write soon.

H H Maley

Wm. M. And E. A. Maley

Transcription last modified: 03 Jun 2005 at 03:15 PM EDT

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