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Private William Brooks
Co E, 161st NYVI

"I left my gun to Duthers and they would leav it to Erastus Stephens if marion has got well enough he may go and get it I want you to use the money that you get and live well as you can ..." Private William Brooks, Baton Rouge, La., April 29th. 1863


William R. Brooks to Jane Brooks, his wife and children.

Dear Wife

Baton Rouge La April 29th 63

I once take my pen to write to you to let you know how I am getting along my health is getting better I think the I shell be as helththey as ever in a short time I have had the summer complaint but I am better now I have not done any dotey and it will be some time before I shell I think we got our pay yesterday I will send you 25 dol I send it to mr Adsit by exprss and you can call thare and get the money it will be thair by the time you get this and in corse of 8 or 10 days I shell get those ellotments that I sined and then you will get forty dollars more you will get that to express office if I was in your place I would not let mutch the 256 dols go for that is good eny time when you get the draft you can use that mr Adsit will cash it for you - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I would like to be home and see you all but I can not come now but I can love you guest as well as though I was thare and I know that I have your love I can feel it every day I left my gun to Duthers and they would leav it to Erastus Stephens if marion has got well enough he may go and get it I want you to use the money that you get and live well as you can I do not know but I should like to have you send me some things and if I do I will wite and let you know I found mr cotton her and he was very glad to see me he is A going to have A box sent to him and when his father sends his he will come and see you and you can put in with him No More

My love to all from Wm R Brook [written upside down at top of second page] to Jane Brooks - - - -

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Date: Fri Mar 22 2002
Name: Ron Hughes

Read the rest of William Brooks' letters:
3 April 1863 | 10 April 1863 | 29 April 1863 | 10 May 1863 | April 1864 | 26 April 1864 | 18 Sept. 1864 | 5 April 1865 | Last Letter

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