Letter from Alexander Van Riper to Henry Van Riper, January 19, 1864
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Camp at Larkinsville, Ala Jan the 19, 1864 Dear Cousins,
I wones [once] moar [more] take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and hope theas [this] few lines will find you the same hank [think?] this is the theard [third] letter that I have wroat [wrote] to you and haint had now an ansoar [answer] yet I wish that you wood [would] write to me foar [for] I wood [would] like to hear from you all wones [once] moar [more] well we ar[e] in our wintoar [winter] quarters now and I hope that we will in then this winter well henry I have som[e] noues [news] to tell you I have inlisted [enlisted] foar [fore] thre[e years longer I thought that I coad [could] stand it ther[e] yeares [years] longer that is if this thing laest [last] that long but I doant [don’t] thing [think?] that it will laest [last] my time out I git [get] 402 doares [dollars] 75 dolares [dollars] of that down and one month pay in advances and my [illegible] bounty and all my back pay and 30 days at home I inlisted [enlisted] new years but I hant [hain’t] got my pay yet but thay [they] say that thay [they] ar[e] a going to pay us this weak [week] and I hope that thay [they] will hank [think?] the last letter that got from huron was from you and I woad [would] like to ehar from thar [there] but then I proble [probably] I will be thar [there] four [for] [enough?] weakes [weeks] at least I hope only well hank [think?] I will tell you what kind of houas [house] we live in we have got log [illegible] 16 by 12 and thar [there] is nine men in one of them but we have plenth of room in them well hank [think] I hope that you will have a good time this winter how doaes [does] [C….?] and [Poale?] git [get] along this winter I hope that thay [they] will all have good times Henry an[d] the seven of this of this month I wroat [wrote] a letter to you and pout [put] 20 dodares [dollars] in it thar [there] was two 10 dolares [dollars] biles [bills] in the letter and I hopet hat you got it but if that doant [don’t] git [get] throug[h] I doant [don’t] send now moar [more] by mail I hant [haint] heard from Mary in som[e] time but the laest [last] time that I heard from her thay [they] was all well then well I cant think of much moar [more] to write this time give my love to home all inquires of me hank [think] how is a teaching your school this winter if you can read t[h]is you can do moar [more] than I can now moar [more] for this time but still remain your Cousin Alexander Van RiperHenry A Van Riper Direct to Co B. 47 regt o V g
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