Camp Martin Near Kinston june 9th 1862
my Dear Mother I once more take my pen in hand to in form
you that I am well and doing very well and I hope thoes few Lines
will reach you ingoying the Same blessing and the rest of the
family I dont Suppose that you have got the Letter that I wrote
the six of the month it will go to the ofice this eavening if it
dont get misplaced Mother Lewis is going home and to grattify your
mind I thought that I would write you A few Lines to Let you
know that I am well. thair is no news to write only they are fighting
at richmond evry day we have not moved yet but will move in
A few days it is talked that we shall go to petersburg va
but do not know it for surtain I dont think it is so. the wether
has changed it is very cool to day Mother I want to know if any of your
corn is drounded with the wet wether I know that you have rain A
plenty and am Afraid two much but god knows all things and he
knows what is best for us I hope thair will be good crops made this
year for we get but Little now and if crops fails we Shall come to suffer
and that soon though we get A plenty to make out on but over
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I am proud to Learn that your crop Looks well and William is fored
enough A plowing if he is redy to go to planting peas I dont want you
to inger yourself A working out you are all mighty smart for
you get Along better then I thought you would Mother I hope
thoes few Lines will reach you well and doing well Lewis is redy
to start and I cant write much more I have nothing to tell
but I hope you all will do well and try and do the best you can
and remember that god has promast to help us in time of need
and so put your trust in god. Mother I Live in hopes to go
home some time but if we never see each other Agane may
we meet in heaven whare parting is nomore and sorrows is
not known pleas write soon and send me all the muse
I remain your true friend
Untell death John. W. Williams
I want to know if you got them five stamps that I sent
to you

June 9, 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 Martin Near Kinston"


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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