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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: December 19, 1864
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: Thomas Read (Father)

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

Number: MSN/CW 5015-28

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Point Lookout, December 19th/64
Dear Father,

     I again send you a few lines from my place of imprisonment; am still as well as usual, and staying in the same tent with C. Shirley, he is well, excepting a bad cough. I have recvd two letters from Bro. John whilst here; he is doing very well & wrote that he got a letter from you in September but I have not recvd one from you or Mattie yet, but am looking every day for one. We do pretty well here on the rations we draw, but need some money to buy some vegetables once in a while to prevent the scurvy; we can buy almost anything with Greenbacks, and if you can manage to send me a few dollars of it in a letter, I would be thankful, and it would help me a great deal, as I am not able to make but very little at work; if you could send only 50, or 75 cts it would help considerably. Cous. Joe Reeves sent me money twice, but that is about out; he is still in Baltimore his parents are there too, so he wrote. I spend a good part of my time here in reading books that we get from our Comp library every week. But I will have to close. Please write soon; give love to all, especially Mother, Bettie, & Aunt Minny; & may God still bless us, & once more unite us, is the prayer of

Your affect. Son
Thos. G. Read

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Direct to
Company E 6th Div.
Pt. Lookout Md.
Care of Maj Brady.

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Transcription last modified: 01 Mar 2007 at 01:36 PM EST

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