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John McCoy, letter, to Martha McCoy, 1865 January 26
McCoy, John

ms-number: MS-605_29

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Dear Martha
your favor of the 20th
December came to hand yesterday after
going the rounds usual in such cases
where a removal takes place. the
letter you wrote previous to it and also
the papers I have not recieved as
yet. I wrote you on the 16th november
at Plymouth you may perhaps have
not recd. it at least you have not
mentioned it. I left Plymouth on the
18th. Decr. and arrived here on the
21st. and since then I have been gaining
health and strength very fast I am
walking about in the room and in
the Hospital yard but as yet [illegible][guess (SYA): not]
I am not considered sufficiently rec
-overed so as to be sent to the convales
-cent ward but I expect to in a few

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days from there we join our Regt.
As for M. [illegible][guess (SYA): Janes] death it is hard
for me to persuade myself that it
is a fact. poor creature she was called
away very young. comments at this
time would be useless all I will say
say is I am extremely sorry the
other deathes are very numerous
indeed. I am glad to hear that
you and the children are will I
am afraid I will be cheated out of
pip hair and the stamps —
If you want I should try for
a furlough get some one to write to
me as quick [illegible][guess (SYA): pofsible] that you are
very sick and not likely to live and
very destitute and also that you could
get places for the children were I there
to give my consent &c. and that you
want to see me very very bad [illegible][guess (SYA): &c]
date the letter chateaugay N.Y.
do not mention canada or the war
under any circumstances. if the

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letter gets here before I join my
Company I will try my luck with
it I could send you some money
but I am waiting to see what may
turn up - the quicker you write
the quicker you will get the money
if I stay here, Remember the letter
is not to be in your name name
Herdman will pe perhaps write
for you if not try some other
person - be careful in writing
and not write any more to me
until you get an answer to the
contemplated letter - I will
send [illegible][guess (SYA): you] a good long letter next
time, the Board and attendance in
Hospital is first rate I could not
live better in [illegible][guess (MKR): Barrets] Hotel -
but I am afraid I am near done
with it, your affectionate

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Direct Direct
John M. Coy
Co. E 2 Mass A. Artlry.
Foster General Hospital
New Berne N.C.
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