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APR 15 1865

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for the first 3 or 4 days it was too rough to work - Rough as it was I was not at all sea sick - too lazy & sleepy to get sick I guess - anyway I quite enjoyed my first taste of life on the ocean waves
But latterly it has been too hot for comfort.
Thank God we are going north!

I trust you will succeed in getting me some kind of authority for Jones at the Youkon to help us. - It would be very easy for him to give us great assistance without any
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