6 October 1864: “I cannot get anything to read here”

Item Description: Letter dated 6 October 1864 from J. D. from prison in Ohio. He writes to his Uncle Edwin in Philadelphia about finances.


Item Citation: From folder 19 in Confederate Papers, #00172, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Prison 3 Barrack G. Camp Chase Columbus Ohio Oct 6th 1864

Dear Uncle Edwin

Yours of the 30th ? came safely to hand a day or two since, with bill of arts// send for New York + all satisfactory. The articles spoken of, Mr Davis + I received a few days since. I am very much pleased and am under many obligations. The books of which you spoke some time since, I have not as yet received. I wish you would forward them as soon as convenient, as I cannot get anything to read here, save now+ then a trifling novel, which is worse than nothing you know. When you send the books I wish you would also put up a few collars, + send bill of all. I sent up check for collection + it was returned. (after served days dentention), without any explanation whatever + as I did not need the money I destroyed the check in Mr. Davis’ presence, so you will give me credit for the amt of ($10.00) ten dollars if you please. Mr Davis sends his compliments + says he will write you in a few days. The sick + wounded are going on exchange in a day or two from this camp.

Yours truly J D Miller


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