Charles Sealy to sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, written August 14, 1860 in Camp Ellsworth, Chicago

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Title

Charles Sealy to sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, written August 14, 1860 in Camp Ellsworth, Chicago

Creator

Charles Sealy

Date

August 14, 1860

Rights

Midway Village Museum

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Text

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2013.70.3a

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Camp Ellsworth
Chicago Aug 14/60
Dear Mate
I recieved[sic] your letter yesterday and was glad to hear from home. you ask how I like camp life I answer that I like it a great deal better than I expected Sunday we had a sermon in camp and in the evening we had a prayer meeting we have commenced to hold prayer meeting in camp at least twise[sic] a week on sunday[sic] and wednesday[sic] evenings except when we have preaching sunday [sic] night on sunday[sic] night I was taken with the diaree[sic] which about used me up monday I was coporal[sic] of the guard never the less my being sick but now I feel nothing of my sickness I am much obliged to Geo. for my [pipe an] for my finances I am [tetatally strape] my paying my own faire to Chicago but I guess I shall have to get along untill [sic] I draw some
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of my wages I went to city yesterday for the first time since I have been in camp I found mr Thorn [folks] I spent most of the afternoon with Mrs Thorn which I found the whole family is well Mrs Thorn sent her love to all especialy[sic] to Mother and Father I dont dont[sic] know as I have much more to write since I wrote sunday[sic] If you can furnish me the address of Chas Bartlet I should like it we have not [had] the chaplin[sic] as yet but expect to soon. give[sic] my love to all, so good bye for the present
Your Affect Br [sic]
Chas Sealy
P.S. Be sure to direct to
Camp Ellsworth Co. G.
Care T.I. Hobert

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Letter

Citation

Charles Sealy, “Charles Sealy to sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, written August 14, 1860 in Camp Ellsworth, Chicago,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/113.

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