Franklin County: H. W. Freedley to Maria Hiester, July 29, 1863
H.W. Freedley tells Maria Hiester about his severe leg wound. His handwriting is shaky.
July 29th 1863
This is the first letter I have written for I thought that it would be strange to dictate to your father a letter [deleted: from] for him to write to his daughter
I am glad to hear that you are all so well Your father never looked so well
Maria I am seriously [unclear: sadly] [added: wounded] I will not be able to be moved from here with in a month,
I will not write to you again. You little know the pain much exertion [unclear: it] cost You shall [added: hear] promptly of every change in the state of my wound through your father.