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Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878) to his family

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03603.018 Author/Creator: Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878) Place Written: Jamaica, Long Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 October 1861 Pagination: 2 p.

Tells his family about Professor Andrews, a family friend who had stayed at the Coit house last time he was in Norwich. Andrews is a professor at the female seminary college near the camp and invited Coit and the Captains of the regiment to his home the next evening. Written from Camp Buckingham.

Harland has just come in and says Prof. Andrews of the female seminary where we were invited Friday night, asked particularly about me. he used to live in Norwich about 25 years ago, boarded at the Caruso's is an Italian he thinks. Knew father very well & uncle Geo. stayed at our house the last time he was in Norwich. Mr. Woolley has come in again to tell the Col. what a good meeting they have had, says he has not attended such a good meeting for a long time. I am sorry I could not go, or rather didl not. will try to add a line in the morning if there is anything new Over Monday morning. Guard mounting is over & I am about to make my morning Report. Have been cutting wood for my fire this morning & found it pretty warm work, first wood I have cut in some time. Nothing new. If I write more I am afraid I shall miss the post man. Good Bye Chas Noon - Prof. Andrews has just called & invited me to his home tomorrow evening. the captains of the Reg. are also invited. He remembers father & uncle George very particularly & also Lucius cotter.

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