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Dalton Geo. Nov the 11? 1864
I r'ceved your letter late this evening and answer it in the same order to be puncttual and ind tend to give you a good go ing over for not riting a bout your crops for I want to know all about it for I am Concernd in it for I want you to sell all you can spar to the government for I dont want to starve down here iff you can help it so do your best Henry you said that you cold not think of nothing more to rite I dont see how that is for if Danal Weebster shold have said that he could not think of no more woords (after he had thought of a hundred or so) What would we have don for an Weebster Dictionary pleas teell me in your next
Josh thinks that is a noug? of that and so we Will turn the subject to somthing CH...(a ham ah chech em) ! thair now I feel better now I got through sneezing (Wl Henry I wish to ask you for somthing and hope that you will grant it will you Come say quick I have not mutch time to wast Well then send me your fare in your next or your Photograph and tell willis to send his too And I would like to have you send an apple
Tell Mary that I have got her as nice a Philopena? present from the city of Atlanta and it is pure gold
My respect to akk the friends I have lots more to rite but no time
Joshua Giles Benster
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