Transcription of Houghton Letter, March 23, 1863

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Eugene Houghton. March 23, 1863 page 1. Phillips Academy  Archives and Special Collections.

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Transcription by Nadia Shahab Diaz, class of 2017

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Andover Mar 23, 2863

Mr. Warren,

Dear friend, I

received yours to day with fifteen
dollars. I can settle all bills with
it. I think also it would be
best to buy some boots or shoes
now. My g examination came
off finely. I did not mis a
fail on a question put to me.
I am full of business now,
clearing up my room so
I faeel pretty and in good
spirrits, a great deal better
spirrits than if I had got to
stay here all vacation.
What do you think of the war.
I think our generals have done about
as—little as possible, but dry
weather will do something toward peace
or something esle and I wish I could [[end page]]

[[start page]] be there to have a share
in the glorious battles, how
grand and noble a fellow is as
young patriot who is fighting
for his Country.
but as it is not cold enough
to have a fire and cold enough
to stiffen one’s fingers a little
too much for writting, I must
close. Please give my respects
to Mrs. Warren.

Yours Truly,

Eugene C. Houghton

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