J. D. Dodge
Neosho, Nov. 2d, 1862.
Friend Muir, I now proceed to answer your very welcome epistle, which was received some time since. I was glad to hear from you and that you had received the money. I am not teaching school this winter as I intended when out there, but I am in my Uncle's store. I do not get quite as much money as I would teaching school, but I like the business better. We are having some quite cool weather here at present, it is snowing now quite hard
There was quite a hard snow storm a few days since. How are you prospering with your studies? are you going to teach this winter? Where is Paton. I have not heard from him since I was there. They commence drafting in this State the 10th of this month. that is the report here. 264 to be drafted from this Co. 6 from this town There has a great many gone from this part of the country, and there are some who do not care whether many of them come back again or not. I have not enlisted, and do not think I shall very soon, but I may be drafted. I stand as good a chance as
anyone. How are all of boys getting along there? Has the 29th regiment left there yet? Write what day they left if they have gone. My fingers are getting cold and stiff so I shall have to close. write soon, Good Bye, J. D. Dodge.
P.S. I will send you Math- ewson's address, perhaps you have it already.
Eugene Mathewson, Co. A 1st N. Y. Artillery Albany Barracks Albany N.Y.
1862 Nov 2
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Dodge, J. D., "Letter from J. D. Dodge to John Muir, 1862 Nov 2" (1862). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1114.
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