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Estabrooks, Elisha Henry, 1844- / Letters, 1862
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Estabrooks, Elisha
[Transcribed letter from Elisha Estabrooks to his father, Robert Estabrooks and the family: Vicksburg, Mississippi, August 21, 1864]



/64
Vicks Burg, Miss Aug 21st
Dear ones at home. it is with the
greatest of pleasure that I try to pen
A few lines to you to let you noe that
I am A gaining in health but very
slow. I think if I dont have any pull
back that I will get my strengt and be
tuff Again between now and cold
weather. Father you want me to get
A furlow if I could. I dont think
there is any chance for me to get one
unless I should be taken down worse.
Unless A person is acquainted and
has A great many friends he cant
get any thing done in his favor.
Father you wanted wanted to noe if
I wanted A box of any thing sent
to me I think that A box of things would
come very exeptable just now. I will
name over A few things that
I would like if you can get them
you can send me some butter
Cheese. some kind of preserves if you
have any, of jelleys of some kind.
if you would sent me A small
Bottle of good spirits to use as medisen
it would do me some good I think.
it is hard t o get here and when you
do get it it hant fit to use.
I havent drank A pint of liqiuor


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