Libby Prison: Richmond, Va
April 11th 1864
Dear Parents: This morning finds me in tolerable health & good spirits. I see by extracts from northern papers that that the present arrangement for exchange is [Lah’s] factory to Lt. Gen. Grant & Gen. Butler.
It is temporarily suspended on acct of the high water it has rained almost incessantly for a week.
The River & Canal are all together and the street on side of Prison next canal & lower floor of prison are 18 inches deep in water. The papers say lower Main St. is 10 ft. under water, as long as the water stays up to anything like its present status, navigation will be dangerous & of course no exchange. Friends are looking a little green & [writing] which makes a fellow want to be out. I suppose you are plowing for corn, how I should like to help. With much love, your son
Tho. D. Kimball jr. To his Parents
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