Camp Ramson at Kinston
may 20th 1862
Dear Mother I Seet my self to drop you A few
Lines to inform you that I am not well but
I feel very well to day I have A chill evry other
day but I hope I shall get well soon I was sorry
to here that you was sick I am Afraid that you
expose yourself to much and if you dont quit it you
will get so that you cant go at all but I hope this
Letter will reach you and find you well and
ingoying good health thair is nothing new stiring
as I know of I am excused from drill to day and
I am going to have A pot of rice soop for dinner
I have had butter A plenty an eggs greens to the
boys got them from home and honey to it is
said by all that our mes is the richest mes
in the company an it is for when the rest is
out we have A plenty you said that you wanted
me to higher some one to take my place I have
been joking to sam Whaley About it but I am going
to talk to him soon some down thair is ofering
five hunderd Dolars to take thair places but I can
not give that much I thought if I could get some
one to take my place for About A hundered and fifty
or two hunded Dlars I would do it I think sam
will take my place but what at I dont no I am
going to get of if I can I want to know what
you think About that price for during the war
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I would Like to write you A Long and
interesting Letter but I have wrote so much
that I am getting tired and I want to write
A few Lines to William so I will close my short
and uninteresting Letter but will write you
A Long one soon I hope you will receive this Letter
and hope it will find you well and in good
spriet write soon and I want to know how
nance is if she is fat or not Least I intrude
on your paticence I will close by saing that
I remain your son untell death
Yours truly John W. Williams
to Marium J Williams

A few Lines to you Brother I am not well but
I hope thoes few Lines will reach and find you
well I suppose that you get Along plowing very
well you must try an run close to the corn
to civer up the grass but dont Leave the corn
coverd up I want to know if you give out
or not I think of you evry day but I cant
be thair to help you so nomore at presant
least I remain your Brother untell death
John W Williams
tell Brother Johnson that I want to see him
and that I think of him evry day Dear Johnson

May 20, 1862


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


Name Variant: 
Marianne, Marium
Residence (County): 
Onslow County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Ramson"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010
Letter is also addressed to "Dear Brother."

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