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April 1864, Vic [?] Wilmington, [N.C.] to her brother, [Thomas Alston Martin?]

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in some time. Mary has not gone back to Samfern(?)
 
in some time. Mary has not gone back to Samfern(?)
 
yet but speaks of doing so next week, she spends part
 
yet but speaks of doing so next week, she spends part
of her time not here, & part in town with Julia. She  
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of her time out here, & part in town with Julia. She  
 
& all at Sister's think a heap of you. I was so glad to get
 
& all at Sister's think a heap of you. I was so glad to get
your letter. & wish I could see you today. Simon send
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your letter. & wish I could see you today. Simon sends
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a heap of love to you. The area at Uncle John's

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Near Wilmington April 1864

My dear Brother I was more than glad to see your kind & good letter yesterday evening. I had been looking for one from you a long time. Though as I heard you were at home enjoying yourself several times, I did not feel uneasy. When you said you had been ordered back to the same kind of duty, I felt very much disappointed, for I had hoped that you would either get a discharge,as you sought to have or be assigned to some light & more agreeable & profitable office, but we must not give way to disagreeable thoughts. Try always to make the best of "here & now", to enjoy all we can. I'm truly glad you have a comfortable room & plenty to eat, hope when you get acquainted with the people you will be better pleased. I send a letter from Maddison.

Since she came back from Petersburg she said if she had got back to Wilson(?) before you left she would have gone up with you. I sent a letter from Mary Stone yesterday. She said they were all well at Pa's & that rs. Boleyn was there yet. I have not sent a letter from any of the family in some time. Mary has not gone back to Samfern(?) yet but speaks of doing so next week, she spends part of her time out here, & part in town with Julia. She & all at Sister's think a heap of you. I was so glad to get your letter. & wish I could see you today. Simon sends a heap of love to you. The area at Uncle John's