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Lewis Wood

Letters, 1862-63, 8 items, Ms91-011

Lewis Wood Letter: February 24, 1862

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Kansas City Mo Feb 24th 1862

I commenced this letter at Platte Citty as you se but did not finish it before we started for the Fort and I have not had anny chance to write since we stayed there 3 or 4 days and then started for this place it took us 2 days to come from the Fort to this place we came through Quindaro on Sunday the Co came to a halt in the town so I got pemission to leave the ranks to look for Abe Stores I found that he lived in a house near by so I went to his house he was gest Starting for Church gest as I got to the house I did not go in Fanny has a child 2 weeks old he urged me to stay all day but I told him I would come some other time Abe Harper went over to Wiendot yesterday to se Abe Convers folkes they live 3 miles from this place Abe Stores 6 miles there seames to be a sort of a distemper here at west that is like a cold and sore throat the soldiers and cittizens have it alike and I am having my share of it I took some peper tea last night and put a wet towel on my throat I feel some better to day

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wen we went to the Fort we expected to go on to Ft Scot but now we expect to go to Louisville Kentucky and from there I think we will go home I have ben looking arround the town some to day I find nearly half of the buildings unoccupied it is quite a large town and has ben one of the most buisness places in the west I found Levenworth Citty to be verry differant it is full of folks and buisness when I comenced this letter at Platte Citty I was a going to tel you more about the Slaves but that has got rather old now but I did see a good menny colord folks in Levenworth Citty that was Slaves in Platte Citty when we went there I went to se some ceces or jayhawkers that our men took they are a hard looking set Co L lost one man in the fight I have managed to bring all of my things to this place and I presume I shal take them further

I have not much time to write now I will try and write again in a few days it is time I had a letter from you again but I dont get it what should you think about coming here to live Excuse this old dirty letter and look for something better next time       Yours yhet, L. Wood

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