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Catalog Number KSa020087
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1862/10/11
Scope & Content Glen Cove, Oct 11 1862
Dear Brother
I received your letter of the 2nd inst and you may be assured I was very glad of your kindness to enquire after me for how would ye ever I was here Else ye wrothe to find out. How could I answer ye else ye asked me the question.
I should have written to you to know if you expected a letter from me; long time since, but I've been so busy. I haven't had any thing else to do I haven't had time.
I was very glad to hear through you that M'_ was very sick, thing(s)? Are hardly true that come second handed. And your letter came 2nd handed to me. Or else you didn't stick it very tight. You must spit on the next one fairly or I won't believe a word in it.
I am very sorry to hear that Charley Jayne is so badly off from his wounds. Such is the glory of war.
I don't think Willy Eavins will go back from what Jimmy Eavins tells me. Jimmy has been spending a few days with me. I fear he has not had a good time for it stormed the most of the time until yesterday when he left for Huntington. He couldn't have taken me ____ preferred to entertain him th_at this time as we are very much behind hand with our fall work. And everything looks at loose ends. However he found a plenty of one thing which we are never out of and that's a hearty welcome.
I am glad you have made out for help even in a little nigger but you must be very careful and not give him any independence or he will send you to Fort Lafayette. Have you sld any of your pigs yet? What do you think of the Emancipation Proclamation now. Lincoln is a coward. He held a good argument against it and for all that in a day or two afterwards he came out and sanctioned it. Evidently against his own judgment and opinion.
People are getting crazy around here again about the draft which takes place on the tenth. They are trying to buy up volunteers. Mr. Seanig(?) won't give towards it. he says it is only throwing away money as he thinks there will be more than one draft.
Give my love to all the girls in Setauket Church. And tell them not to be alarmed if I don't think their stock will be at a discount after the war. Although I verily believe men will be above ____ with them.
Give love to mother, Lib, Evie dog, nig and the Waynes
Yours Truly J. H. Mount

On reverse of last page
I suppose by this time a gentleman by the name of Orrell has called omn you with a letter of introduction from me. He is a very clever young man, single and handsome pr_y but is at present spectating in " __holes"
If you don't feel like boarding him send him to the Stony Brook Hotel.
Notes Not on back "from the archdeacon family"