Just got this in the mail today. I found it very interesting as it related to the Indian War with a Mary and Monroe Cole and a John Jones correspondence and neat letter.
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Feb. 3, 1903
Mr. Monroe Cole, ________, White Co. Illinois
Dear Old friend, I do assure you that I would like to see you again we are getting old now and will soon be gone from here. I have not been able to do any work for a long time in fact--not able to do but little since I was discharged at Fort ______ Bussele, Wyoming Territory on the 16th day of June 1874. I write this to you to see if you can _____- me being in the Hospital about a month and about---two months before I was discharged there at Fort ________ if you will recollect I had the phenomena ____ Mountain Fever. I want you to study and recollect anything about it if you can recollect it and will make a statement of it on the Enclosed _______ and return it to me at once. I do assure you that I will be under many obligations to you. I kept that butcher knife you gave me about five years. I have thought of you a many time since I saw you.
I want you to write and tell me how you are getting along and what you are doing give me a little history of yourself since I saw you.
Ever yours friend,
John C. Jones