october 19th 1862

Dear Husbin
I take the opportunity this eavning
to rite A few lines to you I am not well I was very sick
last sunday and monday and Tena has bin very bad
with the sore throat tho he is better now tho his
throat is sweld mitelea yet I heard to day that you was
very sick it trubles me almost to deth if it was so
that I culd get A bout you mout look for me thare
if you get very bad and have to go to the hosptle I want
you to tri you vry best to get A furlo and come home and
if you cant get A long by your slf Rite to me and I will
tri to get some one to come after you I went down to see
John banner yesterday and he sed if William flynt
haden to come after him he wouldden to got to come A tall
he looks very bad he doant look like he would be able to
go back this winter nat Terry is at home on A sick furlo
he past here last weak he looks ver bad he went to dock
ter citting and dock tery is ded I heard that Rubin Barrough
got home to day I made sertin I would get A letter from
you yester day all I want now is to see you come home
I haven got no wheat soad yet I have had alford
to hall out the manuer and A hard bargin to get him
and have ot pay A dollar A day It looks like culd
get him when every I wanted him at that prise
I pute up the hogs last weak but hant got no corn up
yet to fead them they have had another battle at
ole allen flynts latela old nancy got slitela wounded
I haven bin thare since you left I have never have left
the house A lone since you left if you had some buter
or chick or sumthing that you culd eat maby you wold
feald beter. I must bring mi few lines to A close I want you
to rite twice a weak anyhow I will leave the other side to riet back
to me I have bin to mill twice I can I cant get any one to go yours affectionate
M A Zimmerman

October 19, 1862


Name Variant: 
Full name is Martha Adaline Zimmerman; goes by Adaline
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


Co. D, 57th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Forsyth County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
To Note: 
likely near Richmond

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
July, 2010

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