[letterhead]3Maquoketa, Iowa,..............................190Wallace, the bright young orator (he had a defective eye) Then there were the room mates, Holt, a genial red head, and Black, [tall?] and s[illegible]thy who loved dramatic declamation and the two young mischiefs, Dr Butler's son, and Dr. Carr's son; and there was Mat[illegible]son, another mathematical f[illegible] who tried to live more economically than even we did. Do you remember you and Will Fuller buying a barrel of crackers together?As to myself, I enlisted in August 1862 in the 22d. Wisconsin under Col. Wm. L. Utley of Racine, who was gov. Randall's a[illegible]ntant general, and served full term of three years. My people moved to Iowa during the war and this county has been my home ever since. Have followed a commercial life with only moderate success, but have never felt it congenial. Have attempted more in the way of study during the last few years since03404
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