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18 November1863
exact date of 18 of November 1863
day of the month 18 November 1863
calendar day - 11 of November year - 1863
month of Novemberdecade of the 1860s.
1800s century

To: Mary L. Merrick
Ithaca, Tompskin, New York.

From: J.L.Knapp 9th Indiana Company
General Hospital #3, Nashville, Tennessee.


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Dear Mary
your welcomed letter came to hand a few days ago and paper also I was turely glad to hear from you as I always am I see by the paper that you rank among the highest I am glad you are doing so well The weather here is very pleasant almost like summer I hope it may remain so for some time yet It will make

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winter seem so much shorter Well Mary havent much news this time as there is nothing transpiring here of importance I have not heard from home in "" in some time I should like very well to be back there a short time I think I could appreciate it very much I think I should ride out with some of the hoosier girls that you know would be the natural consequence after being away so long Well by the may I must tell you of a pleasant time I had a few days ago

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There are some eastern ladies here at the surgeon In charge of this hospital Of course I had an introduction they invited me and a soldier friend of mine in to the parlor and we had some good singing and piano music passed a few hours very pleasantly I almost forgot that I was a soldier I have some very good times here but can tell how long they are going to last

Soldiering is very uncertain but there is nothing like home pleasures I shall grow of service next summer sometime if I should ever go in the service again I should go in as an officer I have had a good chance to get a commission Since I have been here is a colored regiment but would not expect it

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I intend to go home if I live and make my friends all a good visit before I go into any kind of service again I have not had a letter from your ma in some time I wrote to "" last you spoke of having some photographs of you in your last Now I should like to have you send me one I have about forgotten how you look I should be please to receive one in your next letter I should like to have your Pas and Mas also Write soon

I remain your friend as ever

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