Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 27 July 1862
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Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 27 July 1862
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Havana July 27 1862




Dear Wife

I send this by Mrs. Riley the -ady with whom I have been boarding
with Walters boarded there also. She goes North to spend a few lontns
to enjoy the results of a new married life she has a sister up on the
River near Kingston Miss Burnett goes with her both of whom I
have given letters of introduction to you Miss Burnett is a very nice
young lady her Mother I presume but am not certian goes with Miss B's
father lately died at Matanras he was Consul from to this Island
and has many friends here she speaks French her native language and also
Spanish and English I should judge she is an excellent performer on the
piano she wishes to give instruction on the piano and will be thankful
for any favor you can give her- I sent you a letter last week by the way of
Key West through the ConsulU here enclosed to Mr. Green and one to Bro
Richard
Monday tomorrow I go to Guines to take possession of the Gas
Works am the owner and manager until our claim is settled So I shall
go to Matanzas and contract for coal to supply 3 months to start with
and as soon as I can get the Torks in good working condition I shall
leave r. in charge of them and leave for home and expect to by
the/Columbia about the 15th August -These ladies leave by a sailing
vessel from Matanzas I shall finally close up or rather get our affairs
here in much better shape than I expected Mr. Green feels rather down a t
the general result of 3 gears labor putting it all together well I
say let it pass for what is the use I can secure some contracts on the
Island that will give a good future to both partners-
I am in good health as can be expected and perhaps better very
dull on the wharves and through the street and in the middle of the day
very few persons appear in the streets as the sun pours a little more
than straight down without mercy as yet there has not been the usual
quantity of rain a nd for this reason the number of cases of yellow
fever is not as great as some seasons but decidldly more fatal Some
vessels in the harbour their crew have all been taken away And the
Spanish Soldiers and Navy are suffering terribly.
Remember me to the children and all our people.
Yours

B.S. Hile





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