Letter from Joshua Benster to Henry, November 20, 1864
Author. Title. Year. Wayne State University, Detroit. Van Riper Family Correspondence. Date Visited Website (URL for letter)
Digital Objects Rights from Van Riper Family Correspondence:
Users can cite and link to these materials without obtaining permission. Users can also use the materials for non-commercial educational and research purposes in accordance with fair use. For other uses or to obtain high resolution images, please contact the Wayne State University Library.
Dalton Geor [Georgia?] Nov 20th 1864 Dear friend Henry
it has been a long time since I have he[a]rd from you but as I thing [think] this will be my last oporunyti [opportunity] of [w]riting you I sat down with my friend Reuben to let you know what a fix We are in We are Covered with sick from head to feet and Gray backs at that and worse than that the Rebels are all around us as thick as the verry [very] divle [devil?] and still worse than that I have got the belly ake [ache] from Eating pie and cake And Worse than that I have got the [init?] flue [flu] and the docter [doctor] thinks that I wont live from one End to the other …………Henry don’t think bad of the Former page but read this With more care and tell me why You did not answer the letter I [w]rote You and tell me how the [parce?] boys are getting along and if their [there] is any more rabbits upthar [up there?] and if you want my riffle [rifle] goin[g] to Detroit and get it and be fore [before] you use it mutch [much] get it emearged [emerged?] out and if you do so ill pay you for itGive my [ssp?] to all the Heuron folks Yours truly Joshua J Benssl[…?] When we left Atlanta it Was on fire Excuse the red ink for I have no White
The transcription was provided for your convenience. Please refer to the original letter for research or quotations.
Van Riper Family Correspondence
Special Collections, Wayne State University Library System
The original letters from this collections are located in the Special Collections at the Wayne State University. Please contact Special Collections to view the original materials.
|Structured Data||Dublin Core metadata (XML) MODS metadata (XML) Wayne State University Digital Collections API data (JSON) IIIF manifest (JSON)|