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Redington, Edward S. / Papers, 1862-1867
Wis Mss EQ, Folder 1 ([unpublished])

[Transcribed letter from Edward Redington to his wife, Mary: Helena, Arkansas, June 8, 1863],   pp. 138-140


Page 138


Helena, Ark., June 8, 1883.
Monday morning
As the mail will not go out until this evening, I post-
poned finishing this last night. This morning I woke feeling
awful sore and lame all over; but after stirring around felt
better. As the Colonel was obliged to go to town, I had to
take the regiment out to drill for two hours since which I have
been to town and bought some tinware and other things we needed,
and have got up a good sweat and feel all right except a slight
headache.
The paymaster is down and we are to receive two months pay
tomorrow so you can be on the lookout for some money. I think
I can spare $200. providing there is a chance of being paid
again soon. The payment we get now if for the months of March
and April, so there will be two months due on the 1st of July.
I sent a little box by Baldwin, it was the one my watch
was sent in. Give it to one of the little girls if you do not
want it to keep your locket etc. in. There is nothing here I
can buy to send you and the children so you must buy them
something for me and yourself a new dress for the 4th of July.
I am heartily glad you have a good girl and hope you will
keep her. You did not tell me her name or how much you had
to pay; but that makes no difference. You had better pay a
good girl twice.
The order allowing 5% to have furloughs for thirty days
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