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William Wallace van Amber
Civil War Diaries & Letters


Letter January 18th, 1864

Letter Dated 01/18/64

Jan. 18, 1864
Seder Mountain, Virginia

Dear wife,

I now sit down to let you know that I received my box Saturday night after dark. Everything come all right. Nothing hurt at all only the eggs froze, so they did not taste very good but every thing else came all right. I was glad of the cakes, they was good and the sauce pan is just the thing. I sold the gray socks for 75 cts, the gloves for 150, some of the butter for 50 cts a pound.

I feel well yet. Thank Mr. & Mrs. Smith for the things that they put in. The piece of pie came whole and nice. The boots are all right. How much did the things all cost and how much is the freight on the box. Everything was first rate. I had some of the sausage for breakfast this morning and ciscoes yesterday morning. I did not expect them, they was excellent. There now I can't write any more this time for I must go and get dinner. It rains like fun today. I am very thankful for all the things and will try to pay you for them some time if the lord lets me live. Write soon, no more this time so good by

yours with love forever