March 9th 1862
Sullivans Island Charleston
Dear brother I take my pen
in hand to let you know
I am well with the Excepion
of a bad coal that I have
had for 3 or 4 days but Iam
better of it hoping that the
lines may find you and all
the rest well when theas
come to hand I hant nothing
of interest to write to you
for all is quiet heare I hear
of ther fighting in Tenessee
but I recon you hear that as
soon as I do martin the boyes
wanting shous heare vary
much I want you to send 4 or
5 pair down heare as soon as
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can send No 8 and No 9 that suits
the most of the boys there is
4 or 5 that is a waiting for you
to send and has the money to
pay for them I want you
to have the shoes Ready and
send them by H B Arnold
when he comes back and I
think he will leave if he gits
ble a bout the 18 or 19 of this
month so have them ready
and Berry will fetch them
to me I want you to git me
another side of Soal Lather
and have it ready to Send
to me for the one you sent to
me I have cut a rite smart
off of it and I doant
want to git out of
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Lather yeastarday I mended 4
pair of Boots and Shoes and
dident git don by 3 or 4 pair
what had come in the first
chance I have I will sind you
$20. and I may start it
to day if I have a chance
to Send it by aney boddy
I woant risk it by mail I
want you to make all the s[???] [1]
you can and bring down
hear when you come and if
you do not git the chance to
come make all you can an
send a long and I will Sell
them for you and Send you
the money that is if you can
hoald your own at the
Price I sell at
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Wm Friner M N Gombrell &
L J Scott & William Lovell
J. M Watson J. W. & J. M Fowler & R E
Carter & E J Kay is all will with
the excepton of coal on Last Friday
we had a skiff of snow and it
give the most of us a considerable coal
J. M. Watson sais he will write
to you in a few days give my
best Respect to all the
Neighboors an Friends so
no moore but Remaines your
Loving Brother till Death
To Martin Barkley { J B O Barkly

Write soon

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March 9, 1862


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


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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