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Date Original

1864 January 20

Description

R.J. Bryson writes that recruiting is going slowly. He asks his sister to send him a pair of socks and to have his brother bring him a pony because "my mare is unfit for servise[sic] at present."

Transcription

January the 20th 1864
Batesville Arkansas
Dear Sister I embrace
this opportunity of
writing you a few
lines[.] this leaves me
and the rest of the
company generally well
& hoping this may find you all well
I have no news of intrust[sic]
to write more than we are
Recruiting slowly[.] I want you
the first chance to send me a pair
of socks & tell Brother comes
to bring that pony immediately
my mare is unfit for servise[sic] at present[.] I think she has the
winey(?) in her left shoulder
[illegible] nothing more at present
I remain your affectionate
Brother untill[sic] Death
Bryson

Physical Description

Letter, 5" x 8"

Subjects

Civil War; Correspondence; Recruiting and enlistment

Contributor

R.J. Bryson

Geographical Area

Batesville, Independence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00005.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, R.J. Bryson to his sister, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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