Letter written by J. B. Latta from Grandview, Louisa county, Iowa to Capt E. S. Latta Esquire on June 30, 1863

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Letter written by J. B. Latta from Grandview, Louisa county, Iowa, on June 30, 1863, to Capt. E. S. Latta Esquire: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGEGrandview  Louisa Co  Iowa (Grandview, Iowa) (Louisa County, Iowa)
June 30th 1863 Capt. E S Latta (Latta, E.S. (Captain)) Esq
Dear Sir

I read your very kind
letter some time since but partly for want
of time and partly through carelessness I
did not answer it as soon as I should
have done. Our little family are well.
The friends & relatives are also well so far
as I know. We have been having a [----a---ably?]
dry summer the dryest we
have had for many years and I think
the dryest I ever saw: but notwithstanding
the crops are remarkably good. Farmers
are cutting Rye & Fall wheat and the
chop of Fall wheat & Rye is the best we ever
have had in Iowa (Iowa) . Corn is looking
well. Spring wheat & oats are short but
quite good. Coonrod Rexrode (Rexrode, Coonrod) was
married a few days since to Eliza
Stineman (Stineman, Eliza) . also Jacob Bike (Bike, Jacob) to Emma
Jackson (Jackson, Emma) . The 19th Iowa Regiment (19th Regiment, Iowa) are
now at Vicksburg, Mississippi (Vicksburg, Mississippi) . Marth Bush (Bush, Marth) sister

PAGE IMAGE of Verginia (Virginia) & Lucinda (Lucinda) ) who lived at
sister Eliza Sheridan (Sheridan, Eliza) s died a few days
since of consumption Lieutenant
Beaty (Beaty (Lieutenant)) of Co K (Company K.) 8th Iowa (8th Regiment, Iowa) is at home discharged
on account of ill health. Capt
H H Benson (Benson, H.H. (Captain)) is sick and report says he
is on his way home on sick furlough.
Clinton Knap (Knap, Clinton) of the 35 (35th Regiment) is at home discharge
has been sick four or five months.
Levi Huff (Huff, Levi) has got your pony quite
fat. N C Blackston (Blackston, N.C.) of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry (3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry)
is at home discharged on account of wounds
he is now raising a company of Cavalry
in Grandview (Grandview, Iowa) for state service. He has
about forty members to his company
We expect to have a Big Celebration
on the 4th at Harrison (Harrison) . Old Jim (Jim "Old") . is going
to have a one horse dance also which will
suit some. They are having a prayer
meeting across street tonight at 9,30 &
they sing [jump?] & shout so loud I cannot
think what I am writing so I will sto
write soon & often

Very Respectfly (Respectfully)Yours J B Latta (Latta, J.B.)
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