May the 15th 1862
Dear John, S Cary
I have Just received your
Kindly letter which gives me mutch
pleasure, indeed .) to hear from you is
all the consolation I now have.
Dear John, the sun is neary down I
am endeavouring to write you a
few lines in a great hury.. martin is
now waiting for it in order that
Hnry may cary it down to morrow,
you stated in your letter about
your horse.. Ben, told me Wolf
theut him to slow for Cabilry
tho he says if he can do no better
he will take him but I do not
at what price and as for
your Corn it has all bin plowed
except the peace below the store
house, and it is to be p[l]ewed tomorr
ow,, according to ageemints,
I am Just thru drawing up the
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Irish potatoes, they look very fine also
your corn look remarcably fin
wee have Just had a fine rane,,
wich make every thing look flourish
ing,, so you must try to be as well
contened as posabe about your
farm,, I am getting along as
well as could be expected
I try to keep in good heart som
e times it almost fails me,
I no my chance is better than yours
I am always eneasy about
you, you must take care of your
self and get some number six
and take, when your bowels get out
of order, any thing you need you
must write to me in the way of pro
vision,; Dear John you must come home
as soon as you can, this leaves me well
as common Sisy is quite heavy, look find
I send a kiss for you one from the baby,
I must close I Sill remain your Affectionate wife
R. E. Jefcoat

May 15, 1862


Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


Co. D, 20th South Carolina Infantry
Musician, Private, Sergeant
Residence (County): 
Orangeburg County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 
To Note: 
Sullivan's Island

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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