Civil War Era Letter from S. W. Clark to father
Solomon W. Clark lived in Willsborough, Essex County, NY in the late 1800s. I no longer have possession of this letter, but here's a copy of it and a transcription to the best of my ability. Feel free to copy this letter for your records if this is one of your ancestors!
East line March 8th, 1864
Dear Father and Friends
I rote when in Rutland and you have doubtly rced it I am still well and yesterday made a trade with the R&B R Road to furnish a lot of ?Ham? Saw Haly and Jim Oneal, Haly is coming home on 17th to work for us. I called at the treasuere's office & got 7.00 for this month and have taken nearly enough for ?H? Backs to pay expenses, we has an awful snow, at Rutland it was 1 1/2 feet deep & here at East line 1 foot - I arrived here last night - at 1/2 past seven left Rutland 1/2 past 3 the cars were all late in the AM but in the PM they were all right -
I am going to Aunt Amandas when the mail comes and that will be soon I hear they are all well Sarah Young has a letter of Feb 24 from Clark & he escaped all damage in the fight he reports - 66 killed wounded & missing from the reg - but I ? ? - I cannot say when I can get around but shall as soon as I can in act of store? business make the best calculation you can about the work.
&C in ?
S W Clark