Joseph Babb Letter of December 13, 1862



Garotiot Street Prison

Saturday 13 December 1862

Dear Father and Mother,

I intended to write to you before now, but did not get a good chance I was so unwell. I am now in the hospital with the measles. We are well cared for having clean bunks to lie on1 plenty of covers. I have broken out for 8 days and am doing as well as could be expected. The measles are very dangerous here. I try to pray for myself often... I hope I may get to rest, I am to unwell to write further.

Your affectionate son,



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