Camp Parolle Annapolis Md Apr 28 63
I shall write you a few lines in my plain way At Which I pray your honor not to take offence for if you can do nothing for me just throw this scrip aside Very unluckly I was taken prisoner for which I am sory, but I could not help for I was deceived by the enemy ware dressed in our uniform but now I wish to ask a favor which your honor may deside as he thinks proper for I rather think my self you can not if you did wish to give me
I am here among strangers entirely and have no money and perhaps shall not have till I get back
to my reg which is the 80 Ill My eyes being very sore and I should like to have them cured up a little so that when I go back to the field I shall be a more efecient soldier
I asked the doctor here if he could do any thing for me and he said he could not so I though I would write to you and see if you would send me a transfer to my State that is if you can I hope you will excuse if I have offended for I do not wish to give you any trouble more than you have for you have a great burden on your mind as well as your hands
your obidient servant
J F Finley
If you should send me a pass to any place in my state I am not particular where pleas Direct
United States general hospital
for my letters all come to the hospital for I have just come from there some time since
Ans May 6 1863
J F Finley
Annapolis Md April 28 63.
Is a member of the 80th Regt Ill Vol now confined in the Hospital Wishes to be transferred to Ills.
Recd Ex O. May 5 1863.