Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford

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My Dear Sister –

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As usual I will enclose a line in mothers letter to you.

To day is wednesday & I have not yet recd my papers. They are made out & sent to Washington with others to be approved & have not yet been sent back. I expect them every day but possibly may not get them this week, in fact I know nothing about when they will come, tho’ the Dr. said he expected them this week without fail. Prehaps I may not get around home as soon as I wrote you I expected to, but think if I can get my

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papers this week I can manage to get home a week from saturday. If I do not get them until next week, I might possibly then get home at that time if I should not stop in N.Y. When I do get my papers I will write you immediately. I expect you have told mother all about what I have written you, & I intended that you should tell her, but I dont want any one else to know that I am comming. I have not written a word about it to L. and think I shall not until I get home. I want you to write me as soon as you receive this for if I should not get my papers until next week I might receive your letter & if I did not it would be no great loss to you you know.

Affectionately Your BrotherJo.

Sergt. H.O. Peabody of C. I. 2d Vt. will have his papers when I do mine & we shall come home together. He lives at Simonsville. He has not written any of his folks that he is comming home & does not wish them to know it until he gets there. He was discharged for heart disease but is not very sick. –