South Carolina Anderson District
November 1st 1861
Dear brother I take the present time to write you
a few lines to let you know that I am well at
present Hoping these few lines may find you
well When they come to hand the health of the
connection is good Neighbors also I Received your
letter under date 26 oct and was glad to hear from you
and to hear that you was well But sorry to hear of the
Boys Being sick you wrote about your shoe tools
Bill Vehoon and Rev. S. L. Garrett has Both volinteerd
under J. V. Moore and I would like to of sent your
tools with them But I cant do so on the account
of your sole leather Pickle & Horton has none
worked out Pickel will have some in a few
days and I will send your tools &c as soon as
I can get the leather I will get it I think at 36 cts
pr lb. I Exspect that I could get it from R H And[??]
at 55 or 60 cts pr lb But I will not Buy it at that price
and it very sorry at that I cant say the day that I will
ship your Box it is owing to the leather I think I will
send the lock in the Box and fasen the led with screws
I may fix some other way if I do I will write how to get
in to the Box I have not seen Richard Fowler Nor heard
any thing peritcular about him the Report is that he
has had the Measels I Mailed a letter to you last
Sunday Eavning I stated that I was a going to dr wilson
I went But did not get to see him we have not fixt up
that salt Matter But will as soon as we can meet we
have got along gathering the crop slow But will get
done Next week if Nothing hapens then we will
sow wheat and fix up your Buiseness. When I do this
if my health improve I want to come down and help
you to mend shoes But I will not come without your
advice to that Business yore Hogs are doing fine
if you could see them you would think of
spare Bones and Back Ribs so turn over
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Mr waston wants James to Drects all his letters
to Williamston in sted of Belton mind that
Dr wilson got a letter from Ruben Wilson last week he
was un well and has Bin so ever since he went to the
Potomac to Build a Battery with a Bad Cold Albert
Stone landed Back home last tuesday he has Bin
sick for a long time with the Typhoid fever I have
not seen him yet Thos. C Martin was down to see
us the other day he looks very well and talks of
going Back to virginia Before long Thos came and
give his Note in place of A note you got from him
on Charles Irby I have not collected any of your
notes and accounts yet all Remains as they did
when you left Mother wants to know if you want
a Bed quilt for she is a fraid that you lie cold
I will give you vehoons volineering he sliped
out of bed oct 25 close by me and appeard very cold steped
out of the house and i did not know where he went
presently I got up and there was som talk where
is Bill I went in the other house & hapend to put my
hand in my pocket and found the following note
J. W. L. Vehoon is gone to anderson C h. to Join capt
John V Moore company and will return this Eavning
at home and I wish that you would have me
some clothing against they starte I cant stay a
way no longer to M V Barkley Read it rite
georg wants to no the price of shot By the [1]
sack in charleston if you can get them at 10 cts
pr lb he wants you to send him a sack duckshot
Eliab will take a part of them at leas find out the
price Bill and S. L. Garreth can tell you later
News than I can write I think Bill will make
a real Zouave at all Hazards try him I have
wrote all i can think at of at present I remain your
affectionate Brother un till death
J B O Barkley M. V. Barkley
B F Dacus is a coming and wants to be trans
ferd into J B Moors company instead of J V S

  1. lead shot for shotguns
November 1, 1861


Co. D., 18th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


Name Variant: 
Co. L, 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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