Letter written by George W. Pearl, private in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C and F, to his father and mother of Clinton, New York, from Camp near Fort Ripley, February 15, 1863

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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, George A. and Marcia C. Pearl, of Clinton, New York, from Camp near Fort Ripley, Maryland, February 15, 1863: a machine readable transcription

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WASHINGTOND. C. (District of Columbia) (Washington, District of Columbia)
FEB 1? 18?3

[written in margins: Feb 15/63]

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


PAGE IMAGECamp near Fort Ripley (Fort Ripley, Maryland)
Feb 15th/63
Dear Father (Pearl, George A.) & Mather (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl))

I recd your kind and welcome
letter of the 10th last night.
I just got washed up clothes
changed and now seat my self (myself)
on a pile of blankets on my
bunk to answer it. I have
waited very impatiently to hear
from you and could not conceive
what the reason was that you
did not write. But your excuse
is quite satisfactory. I was
very sory (sorry) to hear that Grandpa
was sick. But hope he will
get well. I am very much [obliged]
to you for those pens and
postage stamps for I hadnt a
pen good for anything & I had
spent my last ten cts. for
stamps and the last stamp


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I had sent on a letter in answer
to one from Ward Sherman (Sherman, Ward)
& Wife. It is a rainy disagreeable
day here to day (today). Father do you
keep the three colts yet that you
had when I left if you do
I would like to be there & hitch up
Mac and take a sleigh ride. As
I suppose you have broke him
by this time to drive single.
I have not recd but two or three
papers in a month. I dont see
why the reason is I dont get them
they are not brought from
Washington (Washington, District of Columbia) by the mail boy
if they were I would get them.
So it would be but little
use to enquire for them,
Capt Wheelock (Wheelock, Charles (Captain)) from Co. J (Company J) . and
Lieut Latimore (Latimore, James M. (Lieutenant))   Co. G (Company G) . have gone
home on a furlough. Capt Wheelock (Wheelock, Charles (Captain))
has gone to arrest
deserters. Dr Millington (Millington (Doctor)) was
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mistaken when he said he
used to doctor Mother. It was
Aunt Ester (Pearl, Ralph (Mrs., Esther)) (Pearl, Esther (Mrs. Ralph Pearl)) . He thought she was
my mother. But I told him
different he said then that
he knew Father by sight he ( F (F.) .)
had shod his horse for him
Father how do prosper in
posting your books, have you
got them posted yet? if you
have not send them down and
I will post them and maybe
I will come home. Two fellows
have sent their furloughs
from Co. G (Company G) . to Washington (Washington, District of Columbia) to
be signed for ten days, one
is John Ernst (Ernst, John) . The report is
that they can go & back for
about 17 dollars. Do not report
this as he dont want it
known that he is coming
home. Capt Roys (Roys, Charles H. (Captain)) is at
home on a furlough too
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I havnt (haven't) much more news
to write. My health continues
good yet and so do the boys in
the tent. All send their best
respects. I send a letter with
this that Adda (Pearl, Adaline C.) can put in
my desk with my other
things No more at present
Give my love to all enquiring
friends and save a good
share for yourselves
Write soon as convenient

From your Son G W Pearl (Pearl, George A.) to
G. A. & M. C. Pearl (Pearl, George A.) (Pearl, George A. (Mrs., Marcia C.)) (Pearl, Marcia C. (Mrs. George A. Pearl))
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