October 15th 1861
Raleigh Wake county N.C.
Dear Father I Seet my self in my tent
to day to let you know how I am I am as well
as could be espected I have had the measels sence
I wrote to you next morning after I wrote that nite
to you thay wore broke out pretty on me I came
from the horsepittle yesterday morning I walk all
the time passing to and froe evey whare and is mending
fast tell mother that I recieved the box of vituals
that she sent me it was unexpected to me I did
not need it but I received it thankfuly I fared
tolerbly well in the horsepittle Father as you wrote
to capt burry to send me home when I got able
to go if he would so yesderday I ask him if he
would let me go home and he said yes after the
company was musterd into surface and that will be
to day then I shall get my tenn dollars we have
all got to take another othe to day before we can
get our mony yesterday I was mesured how high then
I was ask whare I was borned how old and what was my
occupacion so if I run away thay could get me
as I was writing writing about coming home and you wanted
me to go to kinston I shall be thare A thursday
some time in the day I shall leave here at seven oclock
that morning then shall get to kinston that evening
betwen one oclock and five oclock I cant tell you the
prisise time and so of you please meet me on the way
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if you can I shall come surtain
nomore at presant but I shall
come home
John W. Williams

October 15, 1861


Co. A, 35th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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