the 13
Rocky Point Miss June

Mr M V Barkly
Kind friend I avail myself to answer
very kind letter receive a few day ago I was
truely glad to heare from you this leave me
well hoping those few lins may reach your
distant and lovely hand and find you enjoy
ing the rich blessing of helth you
may rest asured that your letter was perrusd
with care you dont no how much pleasure
it give me to read them sweet lins pene
by your levely hands oh if I just could
se you could tell you more in one day
then I could wright in a mounth I no
nuss worth communicating to you more
then you no we have whipt the yankeys
     in va at evry point but great loss
on bothe sids there is a great battle
depending at richmond va and if we whipe
them there I think this war will close
the yankeys says this war wont lost longer
thin July if so we may all have peace
in our sunny Southe yet we may live
to se each other yet I hope for a better day to com
                                     & turn over
[page 2]
I receive A letter from brother
Sam yesterday he was well after
he left home he was detail to make
wate[r] Buckets he is not with his
Company he is with C[???]A[??]
I beleave I have writen A
bout all the news you must
wright Soon excuse bad
          wrighting and Spelling
I hope to here from you
          Soon and give me all
the news I am as ever
          your friend tell Death

Nancy E Richardson
to Mr M V Barkly

my feble mind can not indite nor
my feeling tell while with A
trimbling hand I wright perhaps
my last                fare well
      this to friend
      Nancy E Richardson
[page 3]
I was Sorrow to hear of george Deathe [1]
but I hope he has gone to rest where
there will be no more fighting but
peace for evry more I   I am sorrow
for Neal poor fellow      I no he has sufferd
as greadeale from the wound give Neal and
the girls my Best love tell them to
to wright
             your truely
                      Nancy Richardson

  1. George Barkley died in March 1864
June 13, 1864


Residence (County): 
Attala County, MS


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


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Rocky Point, Mississippi

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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