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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection SC 3239. Letter, 16 November 1862, of Margaret T. Chapin, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to her husband, David S. Chapin, at Camp Despair in Kentucky. Margaret copies a section of a song from a hymnbook. David S. Chapin writes back to Margaret on the other side of the paper on 23 December 1862 from Camp Despair. He tells Margaret that she would receive his pension if he dies in the amount of $96 a year or $8 per month. He reminds her to send stamps in her next letter and anticipates receiving his pay next month.


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