Life at home on the farm

Date Written

Oct. 4, 1864

Member of Series

Amanda S. Penly was 18 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Joseph Albert Penly, was 23 when it was received.

It was written 158 years, 11 months, 29 days ago.
It was a Tuesday.

October 4th 1864

Dear Boy,

I am alone here this afternoon and will write you a line. We are all well as common, we got your letter Friday night. But was sorry to hear that you were on the move for II am afraid that you will have to go into battle again. Last Friday your Father got 17 men and husked out the corn. I will send your gloves this week as you directed and if you get them I will knit a thicker pair for these are quite thin. Dock has a great chopping be tomorrow he has interested one hundred men he expects to fall 50 acres this week.

George expects to come home on a furlough as soon as they go in to winter quarters and if he does, I will send you some stockings.

Oct 11th I guess I will send this letter off today. I have no news to write only a lot of em has gone to Mexico today to enlist. They pay married men 20 dollars a month.

We had a cart body heaping full of corn, we had 20 bushels of wheat, there were 75 bushells in all. We have got the harvesting most all done. John Beasol is here to work now. You must take good care of yourself for it is coming cold weather. Lizzie is to work Docks.

Dear Brother
I will pen you a few lines to let you know I Have not forgotten you as yet. Charles Moody is hear today and Aunt Harriet sends here love to you. I have been out in Rumford to work for the last three weeks. I came home today. I am agoing down to the river next week to see darkis. She is sick we have not heard from Ellen for two weeks. I shall write to her soon. I am agoing to rite you a good long letter next week and send you all we are at present & remain your friend.


Write soon to us all

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