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9 April 1863

Camp near Aquia Landing, Va.
April 9th 1863

My dear mother,

It is with pleasure that I now take my pen in hand to inform you of my health which is very good at present and I hope this will find you the same. I have not had a letter from you since I wrote but as I had a few spare minutes, I thought I would send a line. I got the stamps and answered the letter and am now writing again.

There is no news to write so I will just let you know that I am well and in good spirits and will close by asking you if it ain’t too much trouble to send me a pound of fine cut chewing tobacco as soon as convenient for I have none and can’t get any.

So goodbye. — Ed

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