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Title: George Washington Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 August 1864

Date: August 18, 1864

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00360

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library . The transcription presented here is derived from George Washington Whitman, Civil War Letters of George Washington Whitman, ed. Jerome M. Loving (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1975), 129. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Gillian Price, and April Lambert

Near Petersburg Va.
Aug 18th [1864]

Dear Mother.

I have only time to write a word to say that I am well, and that I this morning send you by Express $405.00  I send a note with the Express package. Please write as soon as you get the money

Good bye.
love to all
G. W. Whitman


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