Cousin Jim

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K. & P. P. Co. “A”
Encampment No. 10
April 22d 1859

Tour of Sparta
Knox County, Illinois

Dear Coz. Nell,

As I have nothing particular to do at present and as I promised to write to you, I will improve the present opportunity by taking my pen & paper and write down a few lines and send to your address.

We are at present encamped in a school house which we found on the road and took possession of. We are 10 miles from Galesburgh which we intended to reach tonight but was disappointed. We were encamped on the prairie last night and when we woke up this morning, we found it raining so we  thought we would travel until we could get some shelter for our horses. So we started across the prairie through the rain and snow for about q4 miles when we found this…

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