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Havens Letter: November 14 1862

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Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Michigan Cavalry -- 7th
Date: November 14, 1862
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 4
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 4
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Havens Letter: November 14 1862, Page: 1

Havens Letter: November 14 1862
Havens Letter: November 14 1862

No 8th

Grand Rapids
Nov 14, 1862

Dear Father,

I this evening
express you a box containing
what clothes we do not want
and also a receipt of the same
from the Express Company.
Some of the things are
mine and of course are
marked excepting the over
coat which you will know.
Newton Sparks has some
things which are not marked
but which will be known
by those who know him
Wm. Grahams things are
all done up together. I believe
Harvey Reynolds has an
overcoat marked which is
to be sent to Otis Webster.
Havens Letter: November 14 1862, Page: 2

Havens Letter: November 14 1862
Havens Letter: November 14 1862

when convenient.
The remainder belong
to Allen Park.
Being rather short of
funds we do not pay ex
press charges which you will
oblige us by paying.
Col. Smith has been here
paying the soldiers the
25 dollars bounty and
paid our company. But of
course I did not get any thing.
There is no telling when we
shall get the pay due us
for our time but there is
quite strong talk of our leaving
soon and we will probably get
it before leaving.
Col. Mann is here and I
like his looks first rate.
He brought with him a germ
an brass band of twelve
who are to go with the regt.
Havens Letter: November 14 1862, Page: 3

Havens Letter: November 14 1862
Havens Letter: November 14 1862

We are all well as usual
and feel well, although our
fare this week has been
rather slim.
This being simply a
business letter you must
excuse its brevity and
I will write again and
at more length soon
In haste your affectionate
son
Edwin R Havens.
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