July the 4th 1862
Orangeburge Dist
My Dear John
I have just received three lette
rs from you this morning one date June 24 the other
June 29 the last July 1st inst. I am filled with mutch gratitu
de. your afectionate letters is a great pleasure to me
can you imagine how I feele when I ged a letter from
my Dear John and learn that you are well in good heal
the wich I trust may continue with you to the end
Dear John I am tolerable well at this time I have a
little Jaw ache I got mr Fed to pull our my tooth the
other day so I am very mutch releived of that pane
the little sisy is quite well and harty at this time
and fat an sasy as ever Dear John I have nothing
of importance to interest your mind with at present
I am not willing to let a maile pass and not write
to you and let you not how we all are. I habe bin
very uneasy about you for the last weeak as I did not
receive anny letter from you last maile I had
a thousand thoughts about you I was afraid you
ware sick and not Able to write to me and Jo Hoover
went down for the male he said the cars did not come
atall thursd wich was a mistake I saw Eliza the

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with the yankes and if you do I trust in god
that you will convince them in trying to take
Charlestown, I cant beleive that they will
ever take Charlestown. I hope my own happy
life will soon have and end as my hopes are once
again bryter for you Dear John that
you may live to see the wares to and end and
victory will be ours and then to return to
your native home and be in peace the ballance
of your days may god be with you and bless you to
the end of your pilgrimage of ware. we have some
sickness up hear the say Mrs Rachel Hufman
is lying at the pint of deat weith typhoid feaver
Capt Danel Livingston has lost his yountest
child the baby it was beried day before yesterday
I do not no what the cause of it death uncle
Jacob Amicer has lost his onlly negro woman she
died last monday dear John I am very mutch ablides [1]
to you for those stamps you sent me I must close by
saying to you take good care of you slf till I come as
I wish to find you well and full of life as ever I rmaine
your Affectionate wife till death R.E. Jefcoat) mr J J Jefcoat

  1. obliged
July 4, 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 Municipality: 
To County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
Michael Ellis
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