Sept the 15th 1863
Lexington Dist
Dear Affectionate John I againe with pleasure seat my
self in replying to your last communication : of 9 inst wich
was a pleasure to learn that ware well once againe I do sin
carely hope this blessing may continue with you
Dear John I am not well I have the worst cold an coughf
I have had in a long time some of the rest of the family
has it also sisy she is quite well at this time
My Dear I am almost at a loss what to write this morning
as have bin filled with the thoughts seeing you before ari
ting you againe, I have bin sick ever cince I got your last
letter, I had bin looking to see you coming eveeer since
last thursday you aught to come annyhow saturday and
eat some of the good things prepared for you I an Anny
had a fine peach pie purposely fixed for you as I wasere [was sure?]
you would surely come; I went part of the road to meet you
but had to return without your company with a sad heart
sutch is very disagreeable to my feelings: wee have to coute
nd with may trouble that is not pleasant to the extreem
they are so many thing to ocuure to makes us feell unhappy
My Dear: I did not write to you last mail for this reason
I thought you would be home dear John you must not be
disheartened but keep in good siprits as you can maby the
time will come soone whin I will see you at home agane
[page 2]
My Dear I have nothing good to write toyou this time. I have
bin trying to fix you up a box to send down by [Jes?] Inabait to [1]
day he is to leave: as it is very ancertaine when Henry or
Calvin will go down so I though the sooner the better
I will not send you but one chicken this time as it may
spoile before you git the box I will feed you on chicken
every day when you come home so I will send you the p
otatoes and flour some cooked Bread an tarts made of green
peaches, as heare peache pie as I can send you posable
[tuts?] and a few peaches also and some coffee. I send you
some bacon I dont no wheathe you want that or not but
it is better than dry bread Father told me to send him
a bottle and he would fill with brandy and send it
to you in [K?] inabait Care so I hope you may get it [???]t
did I ever write that Fed Livingston had got his steem
mill burnt and shop and all that was in them with two
wagons and a good deal of wheat an flour an your tool box
was burnt and all that belongs to it this has bin done a
month ago he thinks the mill was sot a fier by
some one it was done about one OClock a night
Dear John I am sorry to tell bothe of your other breeding sows are
dead the [neele?] sow I found dead yestrday I cant imagin
wy it is your Father loses none of his I dont no what is the
[missing remainder of letter]

  1. probably J. T. Inabinet of Co. D
September 15, 1863


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: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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