Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife and children, 25 July 1862
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Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife and children, 25 July 1862
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Creator: Hile, B. S.
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Havana July 25th 18S2
2 P.i.

Dear Wife and children,

I will drop you a few lines by the steamer Cuba
(Spanish) which leaves here in ballast for New York for
repairs I am well and enjoying excellent health and weigh
157 lbs. We expect to light up Guines by the 20th of
March but shall not then get through by a long way as a
great deal of fitting will be done after that-time The
Columbia is expected today but not yet signaled I received
no letters by the Roanoke I hope I shall get time to pick
up some fruit and things to send by the Columbia to you and
will do it if possible Next Saturday I expect Walter will
go to Guines with me and he, Fred, myself and will
each mount a saddle horse and ride 9 miles to the south coast
on the ocean side and pass through several plantations of sugar
and coffee I anticipate a pleasant trip I may get a contract
to fit up th Theatre and put up Iron Railing for it all-
Tomorrow I have an interview with the Govornor to close the
contract to put up Gas Works in he has sent me what
he proposes in my petition to alter and expect to agree upon a
contract Oranges are very fine now we probably eat 2 doz
a piece of them each day Walter enjoys good health and
tonight we intend to go to the circus as one of the Hanlon
Brothers of New York and now performing here called on me
today and gave me and Walter and also Mr. a ticket for
the circus he had with him Mr. from New York a young
man and turned out to be a person that was in the store next
to me in Grand St. in 1846 with Mr. Taylor he asked me if
was ever acquainted with a Mr. While that was in the Dry Goods
business in Grand S t,. I told him that I am the one that was
Hile and Hard he said if I had not so much Spanish about me
he would have know me he expects to leave on the Columbia
and I will write by hime We have good news from
and New Orleans, Remember me to all that inquire
for me tell neighbor Moses that his letters I presume have
gone on to N. 0. I hope by the 1st of the month to begin
to collect in Guines it has till now been nothing but pay out
a continual demand for denar_, Much love to the
children and write often

B.S. Hile

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