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Date Original

1865 March 30

Description

Letter from James Parrott to his wife, Maria. He informs her he has recovered from smallpox and that he lost the opportunity to be exchanged.

Transcription

Military Prison Little Rock Ark
Mrs. M Maria Parrott } March 30th /65
Commerce Scott Co Mo} My Dear Love
It is with great pleasure that I com
municate to you, of my recovery from
[missing] attach of Vari Oloid[sic], that most
loathsome of diseases, I wrote to you [illegible]
but a week since,
Maj People and I drew lots a few
days since for which should be exchan
ged, on a special exchange for a Fedl
Maj. He beat me, and will go out in
a few days or as soon as he recovers, he
like myself being sick at the time,
My Dear Wife have youself and children vax
inated, and go South as soon as you hear of my
exchange, or before If you wish, Go to the mouth
of Red River, Take the children, I want to school
them, my last letter contained full instructions
How is Joes health, are you all well, Farewell
my dear love, for a while James Parrott Maj CSA

Physical Description

Letter, 5.5" x 7.25"

Subjects

Civil War; Soldiers; Prisoners of War; Smallpox; Spouses; Correspondence

Contributor

James Parrott

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00013.010

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, James Parrott to Maria Parrott, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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