April the 20 1862

Camp Brooks Adams Run
My Dear wife
and Child again I seat my Self the third
time to drop you a fiew linds to in form
you thru kind proverdens I Can Say that
I am well at this time hoping when theas linds
Comes to hand at tha will find you all
well and doing well well Margret tha is
Sum hops of the boys Getting home ther
is sum talk of the Company being
transfurd over for the war and if thar
tha will Get fifty dolars bounty and
sixty days furlo and if tha are I will be
all so I have Got my fifty Dolars bounty
and will Sind it to you in this letter
by Dr Fullar to papa and he will bring it
to you Margret you must keep five Dolars
out for mea I have Got what I left home
with if i should Get a furlow to Cume home
before I draw my wages I wold not have
enouf to take mea home and back and
if E Gaines have not made no other
rangesments you must let him have
five Dolars or tin Dolars it is all
in one bill you must take it to
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take it to William Scott and pay
him and he will Change it for you
You must Get every thing you want
be foure you pay it our and Get darling
Child what she needs bless her little hart
I would be the Gladest to see you and her
the best in the wourld You must keep
Sum of it out for Your Self any
how I want You to save mea five and
maby You had better kep out 10 Dolars
after Getting what you need for if I Shold
Get sick that is dangerous I want you
to Come and see mea for whin
life is lost all is lost so kep out
10 Dolars for your Self if you Should
need any Corn and fodder you must
Getit You Can pay McDanel Andy
String hamp and Martin and I would not
pay out any more Jest now I Sent one
letter to Father since I have bin hear
I resived one from any bell You must
Rite to mea as soon as you Get this
mony and let mea no whether you
Got it or not the mail Comes to D[???]
foure times a weak and you Can put
a letter in the ofise any time you
please but don send for one
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one ondly every fryday eavning You
may Sind to the of ise on Fryday
once a week and Get a letter from mea
I have not Resived nary letter from you
yet [?] but I do look for one to day from
You You must Rite every week to mea
You have no idier how Glad I would be
to hear from you and Luella if I Can hear
once a week and hear at you are all well
I think I would kep in good hart
I hant Got time to Rite any more
now Fullar is Going to start and
I must Close he is wating on mea
So nothing more at present ondly
You are the Mother and mea the
Fother of one Child and you must
Love her and I will all so
So nothing more ondly Remanes
Your husband untell death
William I Box
to Margret Box

April 20, 1862


Name Variant: 
W. J.
Co. C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Note: 
Camp Brooks, Adams Run


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2014

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