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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Translating Mahone-ish to English

Going thru the Walter Taylor papers housed down the street from Casa de Chuck at the Norfolk Public Library. Ran across this post-war letter from William Mahone to WHT. Don't ask me what it says though...This is bad even for Mahone.

As soon as I saw this in the folder I immediately recognized Little Billy's trademark scrawl, without having to look for his signature on the second page or the emblem atop the stationery. I must say though that this is the first letter of his I've encountered that I cannot translate.