Letter from Miriam Haley to her husband William, 1865
Contributed by Sebago Historical Society
Miriam Haley reports to her husband, William Haley, Jr. on the heath of their youngest son Billy who has been sick and is learning to talk, “he will try to say most everything that the rest says.” She writes about the health of their friends and neighbors and updates him on the farm and their finances. “About the money you sent I shall be as prudent of it as I can…I shall pay Mr. weed...Silas…pay for the colt and I have not paid Abram all up for the cart that he made…I must pay with my butter.” She names some men who have returned from the war and fills him in on local news including the fact that her sister Elizabeth and her husband William came to visit.
- Title: Letter from Miriam Haley to her husband William, 1865
- Creator: Haley, Miriam Pugsley
- Creation Date: 1865-07-09
- Subject Date: 1865-07-09
- Local Name: Convene
- Town: Baldwin, Sebago
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.75 cm x 19.75 cm
- Local Code: W4.19
- Collection: Haley Family Letters
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
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LC Subject Headings
Haley, William H.--Correspondence
Haley, Miriam Pugsley--Correspondence
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 30th (1863-1865). Company E
Haley, Miriam Pugsley
Haley, Jr., William
Haley, William (Billy) W.
Dyer , Lizzy L.
Dyer, Mary Jane
Hill, William (Bill) Henry
Cross, Lewis C.
Haley, David W.
Gammon, Elizabeth Pugsley
Gammon, Lorenzo S.
Gammon, Melinda Thorne
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