Claar, 29 September 1862

Camp Relay
September 29, 1862

Dear Wife,

I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present and hoping that these few lines may [find[ you in good health. I inform you that we had war on a small scale last Saturday. Two men were playing with their guns and the one gun went off and shot the one through the thighs.

I sent my clothes home. You can get them at John T. Ake’s Mill. You are to pay the one fifth of the freight.

I have nothing more to write [at] present till I get another letter and give my respects to all enquiring friends. Write soon.

— J. C. Claar

To his beloved wife Christiana Claar

Direct same as before.

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