State of North carolina onslow
County December 12th 1861
Dear Son I take my pen in hand to
let you know that we are all well as
common myself and Johnson is mending
I recived your letter with joy and
hope these few lines will find you
well and doing well and we ware
glad to hear that you wear well and
injoyed your Self well and I recived
the five dollars you Sent me thankfuly
your uncle robart Staid hear last night
he came from the Salt works Salt is high
and Scarse hear and we heard that you
had got all your Equipage for war
and try to do the best you can for
your Self and contry be a good
Soldier and a good man and let us
rember each other in our prayers
your mother Says houdy Son and She
would be glad to See you and come
when you can and your Mother has got
What money Joseph Williams owd you
and She Says She wants you to let
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her now whather She must
Sendit to you to keep it her Self
and if you think you can do any better
by paying for your cooking do so
no more But remains your affectionate
fathher and mother til death
J. W. Williams
write evry opportunity it Will
oblige yours F. H. Williams

Dere broter I seat my self to inform
you that I reseved yore very kind letter that
afored me grate plesure I was glad to here
from yow I am well at present hope
ing these few lines will find you well
and injoying yore self nicely I have nothing of
inportance to rite to you only Daniel Williams
has moved of to his hose he and papy is going
to have meting at Jones conty next satterday
sonday Miss hoard has bin very sick I will
tell yow how was at the weden and
whot they had to eat Lewis Thomas David W
FH M . A E W. Jane W . W gammon. baked pig stude
pig biscat cofey and bread Lewis has bin to see us
mother sayes she wishes yow new how well she
loves yow she wants you to come as soon as yow
can it made her onesey when she herd yow had the gones [1]

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Jonson seses hody for him he want to see you he
sayes if he cold see you he wold kiss an hug yow rite soon as you get
Jane Williams
John Wesely here is some sosige I [2]
Will send to yow if I cold send I
wold send you some fresh meate
rite soon Marianne Williams

  1. guns
  2. sausage
December 12, 1861


Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC
Name Variant: 
Marianne, Marium
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC
Name Variant: 
goes by "Jane"
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


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


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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