Letter from Alexander Van Riper to Henry Van Riper, 186
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Camp [Meadow Blouff?] [illegible] 1862 Dear Cousin
It is with pleasure that now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and hop[e] this short letter will find you all the same I reseaved [received] your kind letter and was glad to hear from you henry it is a raining and and has be[e]n raining all day well [hank?] I have [for…?] got don[e] eating up my diner and now I will finish my letter I well [hank?] I cant think of much to writes this time now I will tell you what I had for din[n]er I had som[e] [beef?] and som[e] hard crackers and vegpeal [vegetable] soupe and that is [grease?] a noeuf [enough] to kill [illegible segment] well henry why doant [don’t] you write oftener than you do the [boys?] that cam[e] from home ar[e] well at present well [hank?] write often and I will do the same hank I sent my likeness to you last weak [week] and I sent [illegible segment] with it henry I sent my cloth home I sent then when the rest of the boys sent thern [theirs] henry I sent john and [illegible name] likeness som[e]time a go but I ges [guess?] that you hant [hain’t] got it yet [hank?] I guess that we will be home befor[e] long doant [don’t] you think so oh I wish that it was over with for my [part? Heart?] well [hank?] the [mud?] is so deap [deep] that I doant [don’t] now now [know] I shall do we have hard times wones [once] in a while hank I will haft [have] to close my letter for this time so good by[e]Alexander Van Riper To Henry Van Riper
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