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Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Samuel T. Reeves
Date: June 1, 1865
Place: Camp Dennison, Ohio
To: Huldah Reeves

Physical Description: ink on paper; 4 pages (20 x 13 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5012-27

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Camp Dennison ohio
June the 1st/65
Dear Huldah

     I take the presant oppertunity of writing a few lines to you hoping they may finde my Dear ones well ) love I have been transfered to the 5 Division 24 Ward you will Direct to Ward 24/Camp Dennison ohio well love in my last letter I told you that I thought that I would get out of this this week I guess it is hard to tell when wee will get out wee tried to get transfered

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to Indianapolis but could not get to go I received yours of the 26 yesterday you Sayed that you almost got dishartened Some times you must not let this be the case ) keepe in good heart all will come rite Some time wee must wait with patience I think I will get another letter from you to day so I will not write any more at presant ) good By Good eavening loved ones I Just received your very kinde letter of the 30 it found me in good health but not quite ready to start home I am sorrow to here of Brother Moore being sick I am verry glad that the church give him the

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privalege of resting a while and letting his pay go on it Shose they have Respect and Sympathy for him and family I hope he will Soon be able to preach for us again a Say us because I hope to be thare in a short time you Spoke of being lonesom I well know you are lonesom espeshly when the Children is all gon to School as it is nearly male time I will close may the good lord bless and guide us through this world of Sin and Sorrow and at last Save us in heaven Remember me in your prayers ) My love to all a kiss to the little boys yours truly Saml.T.Reeves good Bye

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John McCord [i.e., Corporal John McCord] is well and harty he says tell his mother She neede not look for him untill She sees him Comming You never told me what you had saving for me when I come home

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Transcription last modified: 17 Nov 2003 at 02:06 PM EST

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