Letter from Eliza Quilty to George Quilty

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Letter written by Eliza Quilty to her brother, George Quilty.

This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.



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Thursday th 10, 62

Dear George

We received your letter to day and I will hasten to answer it, we are glad to hear that you are well you did'nt say what was the matter with that forageing party and they baged a Crocodile 12 feet long. they had a terible storm the fourth night after they got to the Island it blew away their tents some of them. he said they were wet to the skin he said it made him think of home, if you could find out what day and let us know that you go through as Ma and I wants to go to the depot we will have a box of Bills for you and the Maple sugar. you may be very sure Johnny Legion wont stop to the depot

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take good of your money or you will loose it on board ship they were stealing from one another. John has not been paid yet Bigelow thinks that they may not get their pay before May. they think they will got to New Orleans before a great while. he says the Island is covered with nothing but white sand they have plenty of pure water there John said he went to the East part of the Island with a man that was dieing you must remember and mention all these little items. we received a letter from John last night he was well it was dated the 24 of March he said they were expecting the 7th or 8th & 1st [??] Battery in every day so you see where you are going [but ?] Bigelows folks had one, he writes home that soldiers steal every from each other that they can lay their hands on. Ma says you

[upside down at top of page] write by Saturday and let us know what day I am going to write to John tonight now be a good boy you letter was written quite plain only very short an sweet. Good bye, Eliza

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