Letter from George Quilty to Eliza Quilty

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Letter written by George A. Quilty to his sister, Eliza Quilty.

This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.



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Conscript Camp

Fair Haven

Sunday Aug 28 Conn

Sister Eliza

Here I am gay and happy as a lark with not a thing to mar my happiness. I arrived here safe and sound after after a dusty ride of two ((20)[?] miles and was placed in the third story of a dusty lousy old building there being no less than 500 on the same floor however I enjoyed myself tip top. Our grub is not the best nor the boorest, it jest goes down and that all. Pickpockets are thicker than lise on a Soldier's Shi[r]t Collar and not a night passes but some body losse's some thing but as yet I am safe. These

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are about 600 Vermonters here and we all biunk all together last night was my last night thought. I was detailed to day one of the best in the U.S. they live high and have as good quarters as the Officers I will stay here my time out tell this to ma and she will all right. There is an old Sergeant punching me up and I will have to be in hast Your brother

George

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G. A. Quilty Conscript Camp Fair Haven Conn

in Care of Elmore Briggs

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[Iin another handwriting:]

Dear Katie

I received this letter last night it must have been in the Office two or three days as it was written on Sunday. why didn't ma get the money from Mike when he was at home he had hios money with him. he says he cant let her have it now for 2 or 3 weeks. he didn't come down till last night with my [?], Walther has not come home yet we expect him to morrow then I will know when Bell will come perhaps she will come with him I shouldn't be at all surprised to see her. I can tell you I have not had much time to rest since I have been here. I let Mary

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have a Party yesterday that kept me pretty for a while. Bella Brown was here all the afternoon Ella Brown has gone to [Brandon?] to Hatties you go and call on her she intends to go and see you but you had better go and call on her. Mrs Dyer was in here this afternoon to see me she sends her love to Ma and says she would give any thing to see her. when is John going I cant very well come home yet while Bell is gone how is ma give my love to all

good night

Eliza

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