Group Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - July 9, 1862 - Levy County, Fla.
Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - Levy County, Fla. - Transcript
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Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - Levy County, Fla. - Transcript
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Creator: Bellamy, Calvin
Publication Date: July 9, 1862
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Levy Co. Fla., July 9th 1862


Dear Wife
After my respects to you this leaves me as well as common. I feel drousey from being on
guard but I hope this will find you and Family well. I have nothing of interest to write To
you only wee had two or three bomb Shels Threw at us on monday last but did not come
near than a mile of us. They cant get lost a enough to hurt us. I was on picket that night. I
expected a Scrumage [scrimmage] but got disappointed. The blockade came up in
Sight. She was about 4 miles from us. Wee herd Several guns yestaday but cant tell What
they ware Shooting at. There is no danger Where wee are only insects. I believe they will
kill us. Dear Wife I hate to Say that I Cant Send you any money yet. I got fifty dollars the
other day all in one bill and could not get it change and Sent it by lieutenant Peak [Oscar
Fitzalan Peek] to Tallahassee. He will be back next week and I will Send you Thirty or
fourty dollars. Do not be discourage for I am doing the best I can. Wee are looking to be
paid of again every day, then I Shal Sent it to you as fast as I get for Safe keeping. I wold
try to come home in a few weeks but it will Cost mee ten dollars & half to go and come.
My Dear Wife I wold give any thing to See you and daughter. Some times I think that I
cant bare it then I try To pick up Reerlution [resolution] and get along very well. But do
not let my absence grieve you at al for I am doing as well as co[u]ld be expected. I think
I Shal Come home Some time in August. Write to me Soon and let no [know] how you
all are and let me [k]now if you have heard from george and how he is and whether He is
Still at Camp leon or not. Give my love to Isaac and Sally, to zack and fanney and tell
them all to write to me every chance, and Billy & Elen to do the Same; also take the
Same liberty your Self. I must close by Asscribing most cincere love and Remain your
affectionate husband until Death Direct your letter to number four Cedar keys [Cedar
Key] East Fla.

C.B. Bellamy to Mrs. Clarisa L. Bellamy


Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2008.




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