Jan. 31, 1862. James D. Rich to J. M. Cannon, with a note to William Powell

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Savannah Geo                      January the 31st, 1862

Dear uncle I seat myself this evning

to rite you a few lines to let you now

that . . . am well hoping that these few

lines may find you all enjoying the

same like blessing as I have Nothing

of no greate importanc to rite only

that we are in the suburds of savannah

where there is about four thousand soldiers

campd  I can see a grate many strange

thing here that I never could have seene

if I had stayd at home though I would

bee glad to be thare now I would be

glad to see you all once more and

as I cant see you I want you to rite

to me as often as you can and tell all

of my frends and connection to rite to me

as often as they can as I dont want them to

forget me as I am at a distence from

them I will say to you that we have

not drawed any money yet and I dont

now when we will I will say to you that

corn is worth $1.60 cts pr bushel flour is worth

14 cts pr lb pork is worth 25 cts pr lb fresh Beef is

worth 14 cts pr lb chickens is worth 50 cts eggs 35 cts

turkeys $4.00 pr pair so Nothing more at present

only remaines yours James D. Rich to J. M. Cannon

 

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a few words to Wm. Powell

tell him that tip is well and that he

wants them to rite to him as often a

as they can No more at present

Love

 

 

 

Savannah, Georgia                                                                   January the 31st, 1862

Dear uncle,

I seat myself this evening to write you a few lines to let you know that . . . am well, hoping that these few lines may find you all enjoying the same like blessing, as I have nothing of no great importance to write, only that we are in the suburbs of Savannah where there is about four thousand soldiers camped.  I can see a great many strange things here that I never could have seen if I had stayed at home, though I would be glad to be there now.  I would be glad to see you all once more, and as I canít see you, I want you to write to me as often as you can, and tell all of my friends and connections to write to me as often as they can, as I donít want them to forget me, as I am at a distance from them.  I will say to you that we have not drawed any money yet, and I donít know when we will.  I will say to you that corn is worth $1.60 cts. per bushel. Flour is worth 14 cts. per lb. Pork is worth 25 cts. per lb. Fresh beef is worth 14 cts. per lb. Chickens is worth 50 cts. Eggs, 35 cts.  Turkeys, $4.00 per pair. So nothing more at present, only remains yours.  James D. Rich to J. M. Cannon

 

A few words to Wm. Powell:  tell him that Tip is well and that he wants them to write to him as often as they can.  No more at present.

Love

 

 

 

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