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William Haley, Jr. letter to his wife, Miriam, 1865

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

William Haley wrote to his wife in Sebago from a military camp near Washington, DC. Haley mentions that he is in a field watching his horses graze and that he has heard that Booth has been caught. “I hope that it is so I should like to see that villing strung up.”

He hopes to get paid on Saturday and to send Miriam some money, “I expect you have snug work to get along for money.”

He speculates about the end of the war and asks what the copperheads say about the murder of Lincoln.

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  • Title: William Haley, Jr. letter to his wife, Miriam, 1865
  • Creator: Haley, Jr., William
  • Creation Date: 1865-04-25
  • Subject Date: 1865-04-25
  • Local Name: Convene
  • Town: Arlington Heights, Sebago, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME, VA
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13
  • Local Code: W4.13
  • Collection: Haley Family Letters
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

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