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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: January 25, 1865
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: Martha White Read

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

Number: MSN/CW 5015-30

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Prisoners' Camp, Pt. Lookout, Jan. 25/65
Dear Wife

     Yours of Oct. 13th, 24th, & Nov. 8th, & 16th just come to hand today, & welcome were they to me as being the first I've recvd. whilst here. My health is as good as usual, & am doing pretty well; am better fixed than at first, am now in a cracker box house, with a small stove, & altogether we keep comfortable, there are only six of us in it. I wrote to Cous. J. Hunton, & got a letter with $5.00 in it from him; also got another $5 from Cous. J.R.; also wrote to Bro. L. Vawter at Harpers Ferry from whom I expect some money. Have had two letters from Bro. John; he is doing very well.- I would like to write something about B. Miller & D. Coiner, but Know nothing at present, & it would take some time to find out; I will do all I can.- The lock of hair came safely & it is very nice.- An exchange is now going on & it may be that we will all get off. I expect some clothes soon from Cous. J.R. or W.H. Read don't be too anxious about me, & all will yet work for the best - Please write to N. M. again God still bless & protect us is the prayer of

Your affect husband Thos. G. Read
Co. E. 6th Div.

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