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 Letter No. 1 to E. Spencer, Esq., Appleton,wis.
Postmarked Ripon,Nis. Oct. 15, 1861
Ripon Oct. 15,,61
Dear Friends at home. I suppose you begin to think it about time to
here from me should have written before but I thought you would want me
to tell how I liked a Soldiers life so I thought I would wats a few
days and see. well I like it well so far.
» I found the Appleton Boys well as could be expected Saturday I went
home with Philip Pomd and staid untill Munday.
I went to church with them Sunday Willsrd is sick with the fever
it has turned and he is getting better None of the Gompany have received
· their Unaforms or equipments yet and we dont know when we shall. I can-
not find anything about when we shall leave I suppose nobody knows.
Captain Pomeroy arrived last nite the boys began to think it was
high time that he did. Each Bompany has to do their own cooking our Com-
pany has to furnish two who have to cook two days at a time I am one of
the cooks today I got Mat Rogers to help wash the dishes this morning j
while I write
Our bill of fare consists of meat potatoes beans bread coffee butter
and lasses which makes us fat rite up I sleep in a barn down town and
have a comfortable plase so do not barow any trouble about me at pre-  
sent I wish you would send some of the latest papers to read I must ]
close and go and help get dinner so no more at present give my respects l
to all enquireing friends and espeshaly to the Millainers
Yours truly I
william _
PS My direction is Ripon Company G Camp Fremont Wis.