September the 5 Day 1864
Respecful Son i take pleasure
of Writing you a few lins to let you
no that we ar All well at presant
hoping thos few lins may find you
well i nothing mutch to write it ap
pears like hard times an lonsome
times in our cuntry they have taken
the men from 45 to 50 your uncle Tho
mas Brotherton is gon but i cant tel
you whear he is gon the is atalk of
orders being out for All the detals
an excsemps to go an melitia officers
to go itel you men is a going to scearc
in our cuntry ther is Rite Smart of
Sickness in our cuntry ty forred fe
Vever an Scarlet fever munrow how
and has lost 3 children in avery sho
rt time with the Scarlet fever times
is very bacward in our cuntry for
they aint no foder puld yet evry
thing appears late hear corns crops
is short on upland bottom is very
good my bottom is better than it
evry was my upland is Short like
the neigh bours is
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the mar an mule colt i have to keep
them up in the Lot on ac count of her
meanness about but the mar
is por She looks something better
the mule colt is in very good order an
larg anuf of it age an well forme
an mity peart the filly ihave got
her in your uncle bill pasture she
is thin in[??] but has mended up
Som and has grod Smartly my hogs
is adoing tollerable to the chance
thiy have had ihave got A very pur
ty yong helffour they ar groing very
fast afew lins for mother an sister
they want to no wheather you want
any clothing or not we got your let
ter dated August the 10 give my Re
Spects to Jacob long an All the
Boys an tel Jake long to Rite to
me So i mus Clos Rite Soon
to William H Brotherton
from father an mother an sister

Thomas Brotherton
our corn has hel out with out bying

September 5, 1864


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Name Variant: 
Goes by Elizabeth, Betsy
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


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


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
not listed, likely virginia

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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