Benjamin F. Boring Collection


Letter from Benjamin F. Boring
to William C. Jones

May 5, 1864

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                      Clifton Tennessee. 
                                    May 5th l864  

W.C. Jones
             Dear Sir,
                    It has been Some time Since
I have written you a letter.  I believe the
last I wrote you was from Marshall
Ills.  I have been away from the Company
about  8 months.  I joined it at Cairo not
long Since found 2 letters for me from
you, one containing a Photo, for which
I consider myself under obligations to
you,  I think it a very good one indeed,
          Will I am a Non Veteran, If I live
to See the 12" of August next am going
to quit the Service, I dont know whether
I shall go to School or get married
which would you do if you was in
my place?  I imagine I hear you say
I think you had better go to School
Well I think so myself~



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Will, we have a lovly camp among
the limestone hills, and cedar forrest,s
Surrounded by all the beauty and romance
of nature.  Little birds are warbling their
Sweet Songs above our heads among the
cedars and beautiful flowers of various
kinds are every where to be found.
          Cruse and I are out here alone
away from camp, are writing on a
[lare?] limestone under shade of a beautiful
            Please write me Soon.  I shall
be more punctual after this in writing
you.  Address me as before
                         Yours Very Respectfully
                                           Ben. F. Boring [W.?] [?]
D" Co" 30"Ills [Bo?]



  *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.