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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

Gettysburg, Pen

Dear Maria

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,

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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.

Ever Affectionately

HW Freedley

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