Cohoes

November 30th 1862

 

To Clarinda from friend Marion in Cohoes Albany County NY.  Glad to hear it wasn’t “Peat” who was dead.  Thinks of Clarinda every day.  “I was in a perfect stue [sic] until [sic] I got your letter.  I was sorry to hear the regment [sic] had left Rome I was thinking perhaps it would not be called for this winter.  I was very sorry to hear the children had the hooping [sic] cough….the mill is running full time and we have got back our ten per cent so we are all right again”.  Mentions Ray Babcock, Bill McGarvey [?] and Ed Jones came and Gordon took him to stay briefly in the boarding house.  Went to a Thanksgiving Ball.  Give my love to [Julia? Lola?] and Bill and “Peat”.