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Letter from Martha Leach Jones to Henry. She mentions her husband William, probably William B. Jones, who enlisted in Company I, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry at Hortonia, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, as a sergeant on December 23, 1861. He was mustered out on February 17, 1865. She also mentions her brother Aulden, probably Alden D. Leach, Company I, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, enlisted from Hortonia on December 23, 1861. He was discharged on November 17, 1862 for disability. November 23, 1862 Henry I received a letter from you and one from William. I was glad to hear from you and to get your likeness [and] to hear you are well. I prize those pictures very much. The children called it "Pa". Thank you very much for that. I want mother and the rest [to see it?]. Henry, my health is better than it was in the summer. You write [that you want] to know how I get along; Hard times for me. If I could get my due, like [it] belongs to me, I could get along very well. I never have received but one from the start he will have it. William was discharged last March and I have [only] had twenty-five dollars since last spring. Every thing [we have] to buy [is] so dear, for so many little children, [it] makes it hard times. Alden, we expect him home every day . He is discharged. My folks all well send love and respect to you. You must excuse [this] short letter, and I will write more next time to you. My baby stands at my elbow crying ever since I tried to write. Can you read it? William , if he does not write to you, direct you letter the same as before. I hope and trust in God that we all [will] meet again. It is almost impossible for me to get time to write. Martha Jones
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