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    Union POW's Letter Signed "Your Son Warren" at Danville Confederate Prison. One page, 7.75" x 8.25", December 14, 1863, Danville, Virginia, to "Mother." Warren reports that he is "well and hearty", but asks that his mother send him cheese, salt, sugar, spice, soap, licorice, paper, and "any other articles you can think of that a prisoner may need." He also asks for "my Young Men's 'book of Knowledge & Rhetoric'. . . . Now don't look at expense. I want all I have sent for if it costs me 25 dollars." He concludes by reassuring his mother that he has been "giving the Scriptures a thorough reading in my prison life." The letter, written in pencil on lined paper, has been affixed to a slightly larger backing. On the verso of the backing is the typed transcript. With folds; very good.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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