Letter from Charles Gardner to "Mother"

Letter from Charles Gardner to "Mother"
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December 26, 1809

Charles Gardner, a soldier in the United States Army, writes to his mother regarding his daily life stationed at Carlisle Barracks. Gardner mentions his finances, possibilities for advancement in rank, and shares other general news. Gardner also notes an argument with a "Mr. Mapis" about Gardner's qualifications, but says that his mother should not worry, since at "another time, I was still more highly complimented." As the letter is damaged and the edges are torn off, some of the contents of the letter is difficult to understand. Transcript included.

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Gift of John Dann