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Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) to his parents

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.010 Author/Creator: Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) Place Written: Camp Rolla, Missouri Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 January 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.5 x 13 cm.

Writes that the regiment has received two six-mule teams per company, some of which are secesh property. Had a New Year's feast of courtesy of the friends of Illinois. Compares prices of produce in Illinois to produce prices in Rolla, Mo. Writes that the Masons; have attempted to get a lodge started but have failed. Has heard rumors that Sigel has resigned. In a post script note he writes that the colonel has been cleared of all charges against him.

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