The Civil War Letters of Aaron Jones Fletcher


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Letter dated March 19, 1865 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher (mother), South Acton, Mass., to Aaron Jones Fletcher

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            South Acton March 19  65

Jones as I am all alone and no meeting
I thought I would write to you and let
you know that we are well and hope
these few lines will find you well  I was
glad to hear that you got back safe
I should have sent you more postage
stamps but I Let Hepsa have fifty cents
worth it was so muddy she could not
go out get any the water was up to the
wagon body in the middle of the road down
below the Blood place  it has not been so
high since we have been here as it was
aFriday night but it is down now so
we can go in the road  the snow is all
gone the bird have come and pigeons have
come and robins too it seem like spring
the pines are all down and amost all
hauled out and piled up by the side of
the road down below the pond hole by
Tilly Robbins they are well and Jo has
gone on the railroad


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Jonathan went a hunting muskrats
yesterday  he got one but the wind blew
so they could not see them  Daniel Fletcher
and Sylvester Haynes[?] they got each a duck
at Loring pond and they got 4 muskrats
up the river.  Jones I put that letter
in your trunk for you and I think
before Long you will be at home to see
to your trunk yourself for I think the
war will close soon don’t you think so
Mr Dwelley gave five dollars for trias
and he will have too pay two dollars
the first of May  he said he would Leave
a fox for a rabbit track any time he
came a cross one if it want for that
he would give more   I have not heard
from Swift since he went back
Elnathan Jones had a Letter from Mike
wife and wanted to know where
Mike was for he had not provided any
Money for her and she has got a baby
Mike is Living in Manchester with his
Sister that is married they say


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I have not heard from Eliza nor Wealthy
Since you have been gone  George Gates has
sold to Col Faulkner and Harry and his
father does carry it on  Our pig grows first rate
Do you think that your Regiment will be disbanded
that is what Chatman said
I will send you some postage stamps when
I write to you and so may think when
you get a letter from me that postage stamps
are in it  Jones I have not much news to
but I thought you would Look for a letter
I cant think of much more this time
for it is time to get supper a sunday night
your log that you put across the brook
before you went to war has broke into and
I hope you will be here to put another across
when we need one so I can go to meeting
No more this time  love from Mother
To her son Jones Fletcher
Lydia Fletcher
Father has been a cutting and splitting wood
since you have been gone      good bye