Letter written by William from Brooklyn Navy Yard to his parents on April 4, 1865 -- Correspondence

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Letter written by William J. Thlug? from the USS Susquhanna, Brooklyn Navy Yard, to his parents on April 4, 1865: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGEU.S. Str SusquehannaUSS Susquehanna
Brooklyn Navy Yard (United States Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York) (Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York) April 4th / 65
Dear Parents

I recd. your last welcome
letter yesterday, which thank God
found me in my usual Good Health
& Spirit, To day the One Years Men
are to be sent to other Vessels, as we
will propably (probably) stay for 18 or 20 Month on
our Cruise it is though that we
are to go today as everything is ready
whether we will or not I cannot
say. Answer this as soon as you get
it & if you do not get an answer
in 10 ten days, You can write
again, Direct after 10 day you know

Wm J. [Thlug?] ([Thlug?], William J.) U. S. Str Susquehan (Susquehanna)
Naval Lyceum
Brooklyn  New York (Naval Lyceum, Brooklyn, New York) (United States Naval Lyceum, Brooklyn, New York)

PAGE IMAGE Please excuse me writing with
Pencil, but the truth is I have
just lost my pen holder
There is no news here at present
Give my love to all my
Friends & answer directly
Direct as before
Your Son
William (William)

I will bring you Monkey [??]

in a [hur-?]
PAGE IMAGE Louise (Louise) here is a picture
for Benny (Benny) , but just let
Philip (Philip) see it, I took it
Home but see that he
gives it to Benny (Benny) [??]

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