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Richard H. Bakeman
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Richard H. Bakeman/See other picture for page 2 of this letter with transcript.
Civil War Letter of Richard H Bakeman with his spelling.
Addressed to:
" Mr. Paul "J" Jones

April the 15 1864 Portsmouth, VA

Brother and Sister it is
with pleasher that I set to rit a
lin or to to you to let you know
that I am well at this present tim
I hoap theas fiew lines will find
you in the best of helth also your
litel children. I received your letor
sum tim ago I was very glad to
to hear from you and your famley
but I was sory to hear litel olive
was not well I hoap she is well
befoar this tim. I have nothing
new to rit for I hav bin hear
so long it is all oald to me but
their is a litel excitment at
Sufolk The rebels try to get
down to this site (?) but they will
giv it up soon for the troops
hav bin going thriew hear fo three
days I think they will drive them
to richmon you will hear of something
soon worth talking about
Added by: B. Townsend

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