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Augusta County: William S. Hopkins to Thomas M. Smiley, August 2, 1864

In this letter to Thomas M. Smiley, William S. Hopkins discusses the extent of aid he can give to those confederate prisoners who write him.

Mr Thos N Smiley
Co D 5" Va Infantry
1 Division Prisoner of War
Fort Delaware

Aug 2" 1864


Dr Sir,

Your letter of the 21st July addressed to Wm Hopkins [illeg.] was duly rec.d as we have so many applications for assistance from our old acquaintances in the South, who are now prisoner, we do not as a firm fill orders Except when we are acquainted: - the writer handed your letter over to his wife, who has been doing somthing as She has ability for the Confederate prisoners who have no friends at the

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North, and I write to say that the articles you write for, with perhaps some other things will be sent by Adams Express to you tomorrow or the next day

Yours Truly

Wm S Hopkins of

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