Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his parents of Clinton, New York, from U.S. Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, November 1, 1864

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Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pearl, of Clinton, New York, from U.S. Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, November 1, 1864: a machine readable transcription
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POINT LOOKOUTMD (Maryland) (Point Lookout, Maryland)

[written in margins: Nov 1st/64]

Mr Geo. A Pearl (Pearl, George A.)
Clinton
Oneida Co
N. York (New York) (Clinton, New York) (Oneida County, New York)


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PAGE IMAGEU S Hospital Pt LookoutM.d (Maryland) (Point Lookout, Maryland)
Nov 1st/64

Dear Parents

I recd
your kind and welcome letter of
Oct 28th this morning. And was
glad to learn that all the
kind friends at Clinton (Clinton, New York) , were
in usual health. As for
myself I am as well as usual.
Those sick and wounded Reb
prisioners (prisoners) that I spoke of in
my last letter, have all
been sent to Savanah (Savannah) (Savannah, Georgia) . Also
a number of Officers. News as
usual is rather scarce. Dr Heger (Heger (Dr.))
has moved all the kitchen
and Dinning-room (dining-room) hands over to
Ward. H. We moved yesterday
We disliked to leave there very
much, as Ward G, was a number
of small houses connected as
you will see by refering (referring) to the


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picture. Each house is dvided (divided)
into four rooms and not more
than three in a room. It is much
better on account of writing or anything
else, For, here we are all together
and the boys make a trotting course
of the floor which keeps my stand
on a constant giggle. Some of the
boys think that some of the States
call all the Soldiers from Hospital
home to vote. Maine (Maine) , Newhamshire (New Hampshire) (New Hampshire)
Vermont (Vermont) Connecticut (Connecticut) Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
Illinois (Illinois) and Michigan (Michigan) . But no
others. I suppose Gov Seymour (Seymour, Horatio (Governor)) , thinks
his sight to be elected will be slim
if he lets the Soldiers come home
and vote. But I know of one that
do him much good, go home or not.
There are about [400] going from this
Hospital. Mother (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl)) I am much obliged
to you for those recipes-- think I
will make some ginger bread or
cookies tomorrow. That is if they
heat the big oven to bake bread
puddings. The weather here is still
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very pleasant. No frost rain or
sign of snow yet. I think if I was
at home I should object to Grandpas
family going to Earlville (Earlville, New York) to stay
this winter. What will Jay (Jay) and
Wiggins (Wiggins) do when Grandpa goes
away. What does Grandma think
of it. Does she think she will live
contented? or does she have her
doubts as usual. Tell them for
me I hope they will have a pleasant
time.--But it will be a wonder to
me (if they stay a great deal at
Uncle Meed (Meed (Uncle)) s,) that they dont be
blowing about their paying for
their board. As they did about me
once when I was down there. They
did'nt think I would hear of it.
But I did, -- and I hav'nt (haven't) forgotten it.
Father (Pearl, George A.) I dont exactly understand
what you said about Sam Cotherells (Cotherells, Sam)
As I do not know as I am acquainted
with the gentleman. I sent the
extra Ten Dollars to express the
bbl and pay for the apples.
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Father (Pearl, George A.) you need never ask for any excuse
from me. I am always willing to receive
any good advice from you or Mother (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl)) or anyone
that feels disposed to give me any.
and will try and proffit (profit) by it.
I am glad to hear that the [Unionest] (Unionists) are
so active. And I feel sure they will carry the
day. Well there! Who would have thought
of Mother (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl)) s attending the Political meetings
It is the last thing I would have thought
of. Tell Grandpa if he will come as
far South as Point Lookout (Point Lookout, Maryland) I will
admit him into the mess, and give
him all the sweet potatoes he wishes
to eat. Or anything else I have in
that line. And a good warm place to
sleep. No more this time. Love to all
and respects to Evrybody (everybody). Write soon


From Your affct Son
Geo. W. Pearl (Pearl, George W.) . To G A (Pearl, George A.) & M. C. Pearl (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl))
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