The Fassett Letters - Letter #85
Two sheets of blue paper
7¾ x 10” to make four sides
Date: Oct 18, 1861
From: Noah Chittenden Fassett
San Franco Oct 18/61Mrs.
Granville, O. My Dear
Yours of 19th SeptRecd two days ago. was
very glad to hear from you as it had been longer than usual since we
had anything and in your last you said Mary and Willie were unwell and
I felt quite anxious to hear again. and also to hear what John had
decided upon. I am much pleased to learn that he is not going again as
a Private. and that his prospect is good to fill a company and hope he
will secure himself a good company and he be Captain. I Know he will be
a good one. Ann is better than when I last wrote you and has gone home.
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was here with Mrs Harker when I wrote last. She is now at home.
Harris and all others of our folks are well. We have not much war
excitement but look anxiously for news from your Side which we get by
Pony and by Telegraph in 5 to six days. Secesh is at a discount on this
side and we hope it will be soon with you. I see you are disappointed
in Mr Fremont. but Californians are not. They Know he is not capable to
command an army. I Know him personally and think anybody would make as
good a Captain as him. and his aids from here Selover, I.C. Woods, L.
Haskell, and Jos Palmer might be called Gentleman thieves and not hurt
their reputation much. Fremont is honest I think. but Jessie is much
the Smartest man, of the two. We hope soon to hear of their being
Kicked out Bag and baggage, and their places filled by somebody that
can fight if they
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get a chance. Lewis Knox is quite anxious to hear how
George Allen is and if he has again enlisted. Saw Lewis a few days ago
they were all well. Enclosed I hand you Sather & Church Dft on
New York for One Hundred Dollars which I think will be all you want for
the present. If John needs any money you will please let him have and
let me Know when you want any more. Harris thinks Mr Ball would take
that mare in payment of what you owe him. and presumes as John and
Harry are away you do not need her. I shall write Mary, and to Jane in
a few days. wrote to Sarah a few days ago. My best Love to all. am
pleased to hear Aunt is better.
as ever Yours Truly,
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