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Fitzhugh family papers: Letter to PA Fitzhugh, 1862 July 30

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She is 10 Tons measurment draws in ballast 3 ft will carry 200 Bus oysters. I saw Ned Turner the other day and he says that he will come down with me I would like to see you much as I thinks that things in Genl. look better There is something of a big Job in on hand I am sure that contract is out & will be taken up soon. Please receipt this and let me know if I can get anything to bring up in case I do not sail down your way, when is you watter mellons ready for market Far well old Feller and before you take your next ride, whistle for my [Boss?] or I shall loose that [illegible]! Yours truly Lloyd Slemmer adress Corner of Biddle St & Central av. From a fellow prisoner in Fort McHenry 1862