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Memphis Tenn Oct 7th 1863

Dear Father and Mother [John and Mary Benton, the parents of Julia Williamson]

I take this oppertunity to let you know that I am alive and well and doing well

I havnot got mutch time to write as we hav not bin her but a day or to and leave again
in the morning for Corinth [Mississippi] and from thare I dont know whare but I supose
that we will ceap on threw to Chattanuga [Tennessee] or untill we find old Bragg I got
my likness taken to day I will one to you and one to Jula_ and Mary tha wanted me to
send them a potograph I could not get them takend as it would take two days to ahav
got them and I could not hav time to get them I want you to send me yorse and mothers
and all the rest that can the Chaplin has not got back yet I dont know how he will get
along as it is very slow traveling as the River is very low

I will close for the present time I will write again as swone as we stop again write as
of ten as you can Nomore at present remain yorse as aver

Joshua Benton

letters to Enoch Williamson or included with them