About this Letter
The letter is from L.D. Green to his brother John S. Green and is dated February 8, 1864. L.D. Green is writing from Warrenton, Virginia and is well. He informs John that Marvin has not sent money to William Sherwood and they might come home by the end of the month or the beginning of next. They have applied for a furlow and if they receive their pay, they will come home for ten days. The weather is cold and they had thunder last night. Seven rebels have come into Warrenton and they say half of Lee’s army has their feet wrapped in rags. He thanks Rosalinda for the tea she sent and they had bean soup,
FROM L. D. GREEN TO DEAR BROTHER – FEBRUARY 8, 1864
Warrenton, VA. Dear brother I received your kind and welcome letter and it found me well and I hope this will find you the same you wanted to know if Marvin sent his money to William Sherwood he has not sent any to him and I think he will not you wrote in your last letter that Orville was home I think that we will come home the last of this month or the first of next. We have spoke for furlow and they say that we shall have one their is 3 more to go before us if we get our pay we shall come for 10 days It is rather cold to day we had Thunder last knight and it is not so plesant. To a day there was 7 Rebs come in last knight they say that half of Lees Armey has got their feet raped up in Rags. they come in here to Warrenton Tell Rosalinda that I am mutch pleased with the tea that she sent It made all that 4 of us could drink Marvin and my self Lumas Hall, David Carey. we had bean soup hard tack and tea for dinner you say you lost the old black horse and got a new one I want you to write and tell me who you got the horses of. And tell me where Clark Green lives and all the rest of the folks. no more this time. Write Soon This from your brother L. D. Green to John S. Green write soon To John S. Green from L. D. Green Hallsport Allegany Co. N.Y.