Letter from M.S. Putnam, dated 1862-06-23

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E. Montpelier. 23d. 6. mo. '62

My precious mother -

I am not certain as this letter will reach thee - we expected to hear from thee last 7th day night - when to look for thee - how - and where thee was - &c - hope the is well - and that we shall see thee [underline]soon[/underline], as last of this week. They are all well up home - Jamie and Elsie went to Plainfield yesterday - Uncle Timothy rather grows worse - has those spells oftener and more violent - has tried once or twice to choke aunt P. How much like grandmother - should think they would have to confine him. We are well - Horace has gone to Bradford to attend a Masonic celebration

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tomorrow. Levi Persons got home yesterday - is discharged - quite lame they say. Isnt it too bad Willie could'nt come home - Isaac has been sent for by the Col. he hs gone today to Burlington to see if [Thayer?] thinks him fit to return - if he says he must go back - says he shall go on and resign - for he knows he is not able to endure camp life now. Have heard from [Ann?] - she is well - Hope soon to see thee - Respects to cousin Joseph's family - love

as ever from

Mary -

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6-23-1862

My dear dear mother - we did not get the letter till last night after dark - so little H. could not attend the May party - was sorry - for he would have been very happy to have gone. Horace thinks he will try to go to [Y.?] Lawsons funeral - but Howard wants to go to meeting and I love to have him if convenient - he may go home with you - and stay till tomorrow morning - should be very glad to see thee - & feel so every day. I have written this morning to [Am & L?] by & by think I will to W & T.

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What beautiful days we have - how exactly like two years ago - a little while - dear mother + I hope we may enter that land where all is sunshine H. may stay till Horace comes home from the village -

love to all from

Mary

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