Andrew Craig Fletcher to Family, 1864 December 4

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St Albans Dec 4/64Dear Parents Sisters & Brother

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I now take my pen in hand to write you a few lines I rec- your kind letter Friday was glad to hear from you There is Considerable excitement in town to night they have arested 6 or 8 Persons to day and are holding them in custody till they give an account of themselves I am afraid they will burn this place before spring they threaten pretty hard now You may expect to see me about New Years if nothing happens more than I now of now

I shall have to go to school when I came to [Westford][    ] see what [advance] he will make I think that Mr Fields

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is a verry nice young man indeed am glad they have hired so good one

I cannot come home before Christmas because I want to go to Mass Meeting that night there is more fun here in one week than these is in Waterville in one year I will bring home that Testament it will cost me 2.00 but you could not get it less than 2.50 it [                       ] and notes & [      ]

[      ] news to write so I must close

From your Absent Boy,A.C. Fletcher