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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: [August-September 1864]
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Note: Lacking opening sheet(s)

Number: MSN CW 5023-48

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

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Well I got A letter from you to day the first one for nearly a month I was very glad to here from you I begin to think you had forgot their was such a thing in the world as I was. if I had not got one before long I would have quit writing. I will write you a big letter now I know you dont git all my letters I have wrote nearly every 3 day I thought you would write before long if it was for nothing els than to tell me to stop writing that you had runout of money. if they would ever pay us off we could send some home their is nearly 8 months pay comeing to us their is stil some talk of us gitting pay before long. you say that I have never spoke

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A bout Crotz I have told you all I know a bout him three or four times but I dont think you ever got the letters. I got one letter from him that was wrote the 4 of July and that is the only one I ever got from him he was gitting a long fine I wrote to him the other day but I think he dont git my letters. I think if Frank [i.e., Sgt. James F. Fryrear, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry] tryes wright he can git a furlow easy enough. I suppose Shawley will splurg a roun like thunder and try to make folks think he is some buddy I donot believe that he would make money no matter how good a chance he had. The Captain has no chance to take such things in out of the wet tobacco he can once in a while slip out some that comes for some one

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that is back sick. I was here when the boots come. I dont think he done the clean thing my self it was not mutch but any one that will take little things will take bigger ones if they can git a chance. I would like to have had some of your beans and grean corn I havenot had any this summer I dont suppose we will git any until we git home then I think we will have a big mess I would like to go up to the field and look a round and see how things was gitting a long one more year and then comes the good time if we live that long. I dont suppose that sap and forgy is a fraid of the draft that they want to sell out they would be as likely to be drafted

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their as any place I suppose they think they can git more land and better I dont think they can git any better land than what they have got now if they cant make a living their they nead not go any whare els thinking they can make a living any easyer if they will come down here and see this god forsaken country they will go back content with what they have got I have wrote more than will interest you so I will quit write often to your hopeful in the army

H H Maley

Wm M and
E A Maley

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

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