[Letter of 1868 October 18]


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[Letter of 1868 October 18]




African Americans -- Health and hygiene
Human rights -- Mexico


Wiley, Edward A. [recipient]






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Fort Selden [N M?]/ Oct 18 /68/ Dear Brother Wiley/ Your brief note/ came one to hand and am happay to here] from/ but am sorrow to here of your health being so po[xx]ey I hope/ you will soon recover. I received a letter from J.C. Smith/ stating that you was sick during the commencement/ I am very glad you heard Miss C V Still graduate/ Before taken ill. [Sloned?] like to have been t[xxx] tow I haven/ herd from her at all now days. Am glad George And you/ had such a good time during the commencement. I think/ it is best for you not to attempt to go back in to the army/ Study because I see your health are declining all on account/ of studing. Where is [Greagory?] at now I have wrote to Hime/ so often never here from Hime at all. If you see tell Hime/ tell Hime I think of good times He And I have/ had together and not write to me too I am made/ at Hime. Well I do not know yet weather I will remain/ here or not they are getting People out here that a man would/ not know what to do. The Rallrod are being built and/ migrants are coming from all part of its country/ here. When I first came to Mexico I thought it/ a preatty good place to make money but now I/ do not. I think of coming to the State and goin in/ to some kind of business when my time is out of any/ I do not think this a good country for you that is/ in regards to Society it is very much limited here/ Hardly any meeting. On Law in no this country/ if a man do any thing bad He is taken out by a/ mob and hangs dead no law whatever in some/ parts then again you can come across some nice/ Towns Law once Sivilization are establish a man can/ [xxrine?] thier in peace./ I am still trying to/ be a good man and live for the Lord./Give my love to all my friends/ to Mrs. Oliver where we lived at in Clevel[and?] and all of of friends/ Truly Yours/ Sergeant Wm Bull/ Company [x?] [x?] [x?]/ P.S. I will send you/ my Polo. in a few days/