Civil War Letters
of William A. Black


Letter from
William A. Black
to Josiah O. Black

July 20, 1864

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                  July 20th 1864
     Larkinsville  Ala
                           Dear friends,
Well Father I this evening
take the opportunity to
right you a few lines to
  let you know that we are
well and I hope these few
  lines may find you well
  and in good health
  I am glad to think
   that you got that letter
that told you to send
them papers to us i got
to [word crossed out] papers this morning
I expected to find a letter
in the papers but i was
mistakened very much when
you send papers send also
a letter in it theyr most
  Shore to Come to us and
less postage}  turn over



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Well Father I have
Come to Conclution to
trust my money with
our honorabile Capt
C A Goodwin
I thought it would bee the best plan
for the me to do it
may not Come as [soon?]
is it might by express
he will put the money
in the Bank and then
publish in the newspaper
the name an the amount
of money that isent to you
I  have started 121 dollars
their is a [present?] for
mother in it of a dollar
in five Cents bills all fast
to gather their is a letter
for mother in it at a [Close?]
for to night good By} [Se?]  


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   Well Father I think
that will bee as good
way is i Could do
the Capt took my name
and the amount sent
and your name and the
place to keep  Checks
at his house till
you Call for the money
you will see it in the paper
the first you know of it
till your name is Call
for the money  dont go till
you See it in the paper
you take the terre haute
paper yet dnt don't you
it will tell you all
A Bout it i will Close
By telling you that we are
are Both well and in good
Spirits and now good By
this to Josiah O Black Wm A Black



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Josiah O Black
  I still Remain
   your friend 

   Wm A. Black



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.