August the 16 1864 Dear Cowsen I Seat
my Self to Drop yow A few lins to lete
yow no that I am well and I hope when
those few Lins coms to hand they may find
yow enJoying good health I reciev A Letter
from yow A good while A go when I recieved
it you had Bin A fighting and remain so
for A good while and I never have wrote to you
yete I am A sham of my self for not writing
sooner But I Beg to Be excuse this time
and I will try to do Better here after Monroe
Howard youngest Child Died this Morning it
had the scar Lett fever well William I was
at cammeeting Last nighte I fell sorter sleepy
this eavning they had A writ Smart revival
Last night unkle Henry was converted
and severel others the preacher said that theer
had Bin 46 or 48 that Join the church
this campmeeting I have to go to Monroe to
set up and I am A fraid that it is A
going to Bee A Bad old go with me I wish
this war would soon end so yow all cowld get
hom I would Like to see yow the Best in
the world But Distant will not permit
we had A very fine rain Day Be fore yester
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their has Bin some very Dry wether hear
Father has got his wheat out he maid 80
Bushel corn Looks tolerble well yowr
Cousen Nancy Brotherton sends houdy and
her Best respects to you Well William
I will tell yow the Baby name Francis
LeeRoy he weigh 18 pounds the Family is
all well I was A seting up Last night
at Monroe and I am very Sleepy I cant
half write for Agoing to sleep I will
Bring my Letter to A close By Asking
yow to write soon excuse my short letter
and Bad spelling and Look over all misstake
though they are many I remain your true
friend until Death Good By for A while

Nancy A Howard
To Mr William H Brotherton

August 16, 1864


Co. K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2011

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