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Letter from Albert S. Chalker to Martha Ann Bardin - April 2, 1865
April 2d, 1865
My dear Mattie, I write you a few lines which will inform you that your letter dated the 25th ult. has been received, which gave me great pleasure to hear from you once more. I hope these may reach you in good health. These leave me rather puny.
Mattie, I have no interesting news to write you at this time. I am at the present on detail. Isaac Dowling and myself has been detaild to make shows for the Regiment. I do not know how long it will last, but I expect it will be permanent. There is some talk of having it a government affair; at the present we have our own prices for our work. There was eight deserters captured above Waldo the other day by some of Dickinson's men, among them was Wm. [William] Clark and a man by the name of
Berry, whome we know was killed. As to the others, not knowing their fate I cannot say. Our Co. is recuriting very fast, notwithstanding one deserted night before last, one who came in under Lee's proclamation.
Mattie, you don't know how I would like to see you. If I was with you this pleasant Sunday evening I should be very hapy. I think, Mattie, if I could but press my arm around your neck, and press those lips of yours to mine, it would cure those fever blisters on my lips. I hope that I shall see you before a great while. Nothing more at present.
I am, Mattie, Your Loving & devoted
*Transcribed with original spellings and punctuations.
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Chalker, Albert Symington, 1843-1906. Letter from Albert S. Chalker to Martha Ann Bardin - April 2, 1865. 1865-04-02. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/269782>, accessed 2 March 2021.
Chalker, Albert Symington, 1843-1906. Letter from Albert S. Chalker to Martha Ann Bardin - April 2, 1865. 1865-04-02. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/269782>.
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