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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: John Henry Read
Date: November 10, 1864
Place: Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois
To: Thomas Griffin Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (25 x 20 cm) on 1 sheet

Note: Verso of sheet includes a note of 26 November 1864 written by George W. Alexander, with an endorsement by William P. Gilkison.

Number: MSN/CW 5015-24

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Rock Island Prison, Rock Island Ill.
Nov 10th 1864 Barrack 69
Dear Brother

     Your letter of the 19th Oct I received today. I was certainly surprised to learn you was in prison. I would have received your letter sooner if it had been directed to my Barrack which you must be particular in doing hearafter, as I get them then imediately. I wrote to Cousins Joe & James Reeves last Spring but have never received the first line from them, thought of course they did not get my letters, I would like very much to here from them. I also wrote to our Uncle in Mo but have not heread from them. Received a letter from Mr. Fulmer containing 5$ I have received several letters from Cousin John H. Hunton his address is - Waddington St. Lawrence Co. New York. Im realy glad to here of my friend Christ Shirley. I made enquiries at Camp Chase for him, but could here nothing give him by kindes reguards also Bodell Arnold & Bowles. I do a good deal of Tailoring here. enough to keep me in Tobacco. I received a letter from Father last month they were all well write to me soon and let me know what is become of Billy Miller and John Newman and the rest of the Boys in N. Market I received your letter that was writen at Martisburg [sp. Martinsburg] but did not know where to write. I fair here first rate this is a splendid Prison large and commodious - plenty ground to exercise on. Geo. W. Tidler and myself bunk together have ever since we were captured our health has been good all the time he send his kindes reguard to you and Crist and the rest of the boys there we have preaching in some of the Barracks every day, give me Cousin J's address when you write. write soon and may God bless & protect us is the prayer of your affectionate Bro

John H. Read
Barrack 69

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Nov. 26th, 1864 - Will you please oblige me by answering this, & stating whether there would be a chance of my being detailed to work at my business, which is that of Tailoring. By so doing you will much oblige.

Yours Respectfully
George W. Alexander

Point Lookout, Nov. 26th/64.
Capt. A.G.B.
Dear Sir;

     You will much oblige the undersigned by answering this, & stating whether there would be a chance of being detailed.

Yours Respectfully
William P. Gilkison

Pt. Lookout Md. November 26, 1864 G. Thomas Read
All things work together for good to them that love God, 1864.
All things work together for good to them that love God, 1864.
All things work together for good to them that love God.
All things work together for good to them that love God, Nov. 26, 1864

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