The Civil War Letters of Aaron Jones Fletcher


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Letter dated April 23, 1865 from Mary W. to Aaron Jones Fletcher

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            Acton Center April 23rd 1865

Dear Brother
I suppose I must begin
the same as you did  I suppose you will not
find any fault if I do.  I received a letter
from you last Monday and ought to have
answered before now but I did not get about it
I guess you will not complain.
Well I do not know as I have any
news to write now  I have commenced but will
do the best that I know you know that is not
much but you must take it from whence it
came.               We did not have very good
news last week  was it not sad to hear that
the President died so sudden we had been


having such good news while we were rejoicing
over our good news we heard the dreadful
news and our rejoicings were turned into
You said that you mistrusted when
you read my other letter that I knew who
Eziekiel was said that Warren told you
that I did not know I told him on
purpose to have him tell you but I had
rather write and have you know that
I know who you was.
You said make up and forget
the past  I have nothing to make up or
forget  I shall not dress you down much
when you get home because I shall want
you should have a good time and then
you will have other fish to fry and can
not take the time.  You said that
you would surrender to me on any terms
I might mention  (if you will be a good
boy and not tell me any more big stories
and do not do any such thing again I will


let you go this time.
I think it is fun to write
when they write under a false name if you do
not know them and never expect to see them
but if you and had kept on we should always
laughed at each other but if we had not known
each other it would be all right.
About your being bound to any
one I do not know about that you cannot
blind my eyes I can hear.
You wanted to know if I remembered what
I said about taking Eziekiel down by the
fire I do and when you come home again we
will sit down there if you would like to
but if I had known that you was the
rougue I guess there would been some trouble
you thought that you would have been in a
dangerous place with me  I do not think
that it would been as bad for you as it
would for me.
You was afraid that I would
be offended when I found out it was you


but I was not.  I took it for fun and
was intending to have more fun but you
thought that I was agoing to pump all
out of you I could and I did intend to.
About your moving should you not
liked to have gone to Richmond  I suppose
as you said you had rather move home.  I
suppose you think more about coming home
than you did there is something to draw
your mind this way.  I am rather thirsty
I should like a drink of cider.
I have not seen Grace yet she is
at Boston her folks expect her home the
first of the week  I want to see her  I want
to have a little talk with her about matters
and things.  You need to worry about what
you shall catch when you get home for I
shall be easy with you. dont you expect
that you shall be at home this fall.  I hope
you will.  I hope the next furlough you get
it will be a longer one than the other
one  hope it will be for good  I do not think


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much of such short ones they
are not any thing but an
aggravation.  you tell Warren
I believe he owes me a letter
but I do not expect you to
answer as quick because you have
other fish to fry but I like to hear
from you as often as you like to
write.  I do not know as I
have any more nonsense to
write this time and I will
close by wishing you good
Night and Pleasant dreams
Your Friend  Mary W.
to Ezeikiel Symes 
Jones Fletcher