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Letter sent by Judge Thomas White to his son Harry White from Indiana, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1864. Judge White writes that he and Harry's mother were overjoyed to receive a letter from Harry, who they had not heard from in four months. Harry has been imprisoned by the Confederates. Judge White notes that Harry's mother has been unwell, and he attributes some of her illness to anxiety over Harry's capture. He also states that Captain John Carpenter has recently been exchanged and that Carpenter had told him that Harry was living in much better conditions in North Carolina than he had been in Virginia. Judge White closes with a comment that he has been working hard on Harry's behalf, but if the work pays off, he will not regret it.
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