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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Mrs. L. Bolles
Sand Springs [Iowa]
Dr. Madam & Sister,
Enclosed find five dollars sent me by your husband to pay expenses on securing accommodations for his chaplaincy and having it acknowledged &c. &c.
The expense was nothing to speak of and the trouble was freely taken – so I remit to you.
He spoke also of sending you groceries for the amt. In case there was no expense but in inquiring I learn that there is really no difference in the price of those articles worthy of [matter] between this place and the smaller towns around.
is it is.
My love to your little girl whom I met when her father was in camp here.
Geo. W. Brindle
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Lorenzo Bolles, Jr. was the Chaplain of the 21st Iowa Infantry. He enlisted in Company K as a private on July 28, 1862, and was promoted Chaplain January 6, 1863. He resigned July 16, 1863.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday March 21st
I take the present time to write you a few lines in answer to yours of the 8th. I am well and enjoying myself bully. I was but but a hunting yesterday and went all over Nebraska Territory all but what it lacked. It is a snowing a little today but I think [illegible] [a] off in the course of 5 minutes. Has Ira got religion or not. I believe you was a [illegible] does Luisa ever talk of getting it. There has been several revivals out here about a week ago there was a great revival in camp one man got his snoot squished. An other got the mug put on him. And they went to the gard house to seek salvation. There is not much difference in all revivals in [missing text] some talk of the [missing text] driving us from land of [kanion] . . .
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
June 3rd, 1864
I take the present opportunity to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present. We started from Fort Riley the 30th and arrived here this morning. Between here and Fort Riley the country is principally settled by Indians and half breeds they have large farms are pretty nice houses.
It looks curious to see Indians plowing corn. Topeka is the capital of Kansas. It is on the south side of the Kansas River 75 miles below Fort Riley. Our quarters are in the 3rd story of the statehouse. It is about the center of town I have got a big bile boil and it is big again as it ought to be I have not any time to write anymore for we have to clean up
Write soon and let me know where them folks lives at in Kansas. It may be that we ain't very far from them.
Co. G 7 Iowa
Monday, October 1, 2012
Cottonwood, N. T.
Jan 11 1864
I see myself today to write you a few lines to let you know that I am getting some better. I don't know whether I will get to come home yet or not Elisha don't want me to go but the doctor was down here last week and talked with me a little while and told me to come down to the hospital, and he would fix it up and I went down there this morning and carefully examined me so I don't know what he is going to do he will ____ if the Capt. hant played thunder with it so Jim may know how things are working out here I have $100 and I would like to know what to do with it I don't have anything to do only read and such like that.
Several of the boys are sick one of the boys from Story County has got something like the spotted fever the doctor told me he thought he wouldn't get well.
We have had right smart of snow and cold weather here for quite some time but it is getting warmer for the last few days. Sergt. Wellman has lost use of his left arm and leg it was caused by being wounded in the side the cook is getting some grub for dinner the Capt. is talking of reducing Jim Allen to the ranks of a private for staying at the sutlers all the time but he does his duty all the time by standing guard every night Job Beals got a letter from Jesse about a week ago he has had the lung fever but was about well but was unable to work you need not be afraid of me a gambling or drinking whiskey or anything of the kind for I am down on luck as any old strict Quaker
I must bring my letter to a close and remain as ever
To Henry Hammer
Please rite soon for I haven't heard from home for a long time. you can rite 2 times as week
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I mailed a letter to you the morn before I received yours of the 24th but I was so bothered with the baby and the neighbors running in that I did not think of half that I wanted to write so I will try again.
In regard to the wheat that Marsh brought to us, it makes very dark flower and I have not made anything good from it yet he thinks it is the miller’s fault but I don’t. I told him that I was not willing to give him 75 cents. It is more then anybody else gives. Campbell pays 65 cents for first quality. You can do as you please about it. The Thresher thought yors very nice except small. I am not partial to poor bread. M says he is going to replace the corn that is fed to the horses from our crib. He sold the largest hog $2.15 a hundred. 200.88 pounds was what it weighed. There is $25 due him now. I hope we shall have it for him before he goes home. Mr Killpatrick has been here collecting his bills. He sold your note to Brother Bell on the note that he holds against you. Brother B called here a week ago Said he wanted to go to Ohio next spring to get a lot of sheep and if you can pay him all or a part of the note he should like it. Pay little at a time if you would like but he said tell Brother Bolles not to feel any anxiety about it if it is not convenient then let it go until you can pay. Charged me not trouble myself about it.
I wish I had a host of news to write but I have not been from the house since I went with you so I don’t get much news. I have been invited to Mr Byington’s twice but I do not intend to go anywhere this winter. Mr Byington’s folks talk of going East soon to spend the winter. Sell his place then come in the spring and build there. Boy is not well----child it very sick. Poor Mrs Huslam. I do feel sorry for her. She is very feeble. Has had the Doctor once and ought to again. Mr Pope wants Devite to get a customer to buy his farm when he gets back east. I don’t know what he wants to sell for. Mr Clausland is going into his new house soon. It is not going to be lathed nor plastered this winter. Omsted is going into his one house. Our people keep up Sunday School and meetings yet. From that I hear I don’t think Brother B style of preaching Pleases the people. Youran has closed his business. Says he is going to war but I don’t believe it. Since writing the above I hear that you have left Salem. Now I shall feel more anxious about you. Suppose the regiment will have to go into battle soon. It is awful. I hope you will keep out of the way of the Rebels. Please write often for I shall want to hear from you more than ever. We are all well and as happy as we can be without you. We all send a great deal of love to you. Mrs Haslum had a letter from Mr H last night. What is the matter with him? I hope you will always tell me just how your health is. You did not speak of it in your last.
Yours with much love,
R. M. Bolles
Mansion House Nov 8th, 1862