Group Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - April 7, 1863 - General Hospital No. 1, Ward H, Richmond, Va. (1 sheet, 4 leaves)
Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - General Hospital No. 1, Ward H, Richmond, Va. - Transcript
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Title: Bellamy, Calvin to his Wife Clarisa - General Hospital No. 1, Ward H, Richmond, Va. - Transcript
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Publication Date: April 7, 1863
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General Hospitle [Hospital] No. 1, Ward H., Richmond Va., April 7th 1863

Dear Wife
After my love to you this Leaves me on the mend vary fast. I have got So I can eat all I
can get and more to[o]. I hope this may find you and daughter both well and doing well
and all the balance of Family. Dear Wife I received two Letters from you Since I came to
this place one dated March 24 the other March 29th. One came in 10 days the other in 8
days which was the quickest I ever got one. My Dear tell your father to Sell my place if
he can for one hundred dollars for it and if he thinks it it [sic] is not worth that to Sell it
for what he thinks its worth. Let it be more or less for if I ever get back I Shal not live in
that Settlement any more, I don't think, for it looks like the devil is in it. Any way in
regard to Fletchers note I don't remember whether I gave Tuten the note or not but I know
I traded Him the dept on Fletcher for the Sow. Tell father pleas to do his Best to Sell that
place for me for if I ever get back I Shal not Stay in that Settlement or country. My
[Dear] you wished to know what was the matter with me. I had the Billious fevor
[Bilious Fever] and Dierrheea [Diarrhea] for two months. I also Suffered with Asthma
all the while. Dont be uneasy about me I am mending vary fast though I am weak yet. I
cant walk vary far at a time. The weather [weather] is So cold I have to keep vary close. I
Should have Sent you Some more money but I Saw no chance and our food Did not
Soote me hear [suit me here] while I was Sick and I Spent a good deal of money for milk
for it was all I craved but I will try to Send you Some in the corse of two months. Dont
be uneasy about me I doing vary well at present. Nothing more at present but to Remain
your affectionate husband

C.B. Bellamy


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




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