Letter from Alexander to Henry Van Riper
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Henry hear is whar [where] to begin
But if [oald] I Abe has put of the [Jef?] I am am one that doant [don’t] voat [vote] for him this time and that is the general I touck [took?] through camp I wood [would] sooner give a voat [vote] for [Jef?] than him for now is the time that we woant [won’t] men and we moast [most] have then oar [or] we cant do nothing this fall for the rebels has got every man in the rankes [ranks] that can care a [going] I [k]now it to be sow [so] for we hant [hain’t] sean [seen] a [dous…?] men this found at thar [there] haones [homes?] and then that we do see ar[e] eather [either] blind or lame and I think that thar [there] is plenty moar [more] to get at least to put down this thing and I say bring them out if weather [whether?] or [k]now well thar [there] is a nouf [enough] of that I think well we ar[e] at camp on the macon ralroad [railroad] and we have got a nice camp and plenty of weater [water] and that is the [illegible] a camp
Well hank we ar[e] going to have gen[e]ral remove to day and that is what we ar[e] going to have in the plans of going to church for it is soneday [Sunday] but then it doan’t [don’t] sean [seem] like it hear [here] but then thar [there] is a time coming when ican in [illegible] somday as well as eny [any] of them and the best of them and in fear well I now stop for you will git [get] tired of read souch [such] [trash?] from A. Van Riper H.A. Van Riper
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Van Riper Family Correspondence
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