William Wirt Henry to Mary Jane Henry

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In camp same asyesterday July 4th 1864Dear darling wife

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I had no other way to celebrate the “glorious fourth of July” so have kept at home all day in my tent and have written a good letter to sister Katie and one to Eli – it is now nine oclock but I could not go to bed without saying just one little word to my darling if I did write you yesterday. We are still resting in camp and our boys all well – if all is quite tomorrow will write

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you a good letter I have written so much to day that it makes my finger ache so will say good night darling one. Oh! if I could only give you a good kiss with it.

As ever William