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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[S Garisons C- Landing??], July the 25

My Dear friend

presumeing on old friendship which at least on my part was highly valued. I take the liberty to send you a few lines hoping it will be aceptable to let you know how I am getting on. we are still on the James River and expect to remain here some time our Regiment was pretty well used up at Savage Statian My principal friend Clark Bowen was taken prisoner I feel very lonesome without him Hamond and I are very often together when duty alows it

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I was pained to learn that your mothers health is not as good as usual this Summer I hope she may be all right when I see her as I want to have a good game at the Cards the weather is very warm and the fare pretty hard but hope is a great part of my Compositian and I live for the picture I sometimes think of the pleasant days and nights I spent with your family and long for a return. I shall say nothing of the War as I supose you are pretty well drugged with it and besides you have the papers. one thing the Irish Brigade has Got the praise for being the Bravest of the brave

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Give my love to all your family, Father and Mother, tell Kate I expect to find her a full grown woman when I return, and Clara quite a Belle, tell Ed if he was here he could make his fortune pedling, almost anything. I am Glad to hear John, a soldier should Give an Oficer his title but I hope you will not report me! is getting along so well. I mean in health. where is Billy the are talking pretty hard about him in his Regiment - To close this poor Epistle, you know I am a poor penman. By remaining your Constant friend and well wishes

Joseph. Faulkner

your paper came safe for which I thank you

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