South Carolina May the 20th 1862
Laurens District
Dear husband I Seat my Self
this eavning to let you know that we are all well
hopeing when these few lines comes to hand that they may
find you enjoying the Same blessing I reciebed your letter
to day and was glad to hear from you and to hear that
you was well. billy I will Send your coat and pillow
by will hudgens if I can Get them to him though
I dont know when he is going to start I will try to
Get them to him Jim cooper and his wife eat dinner with us
to day we have got the corn ploughed over and we have
been hoeing to day enzy Jane can hoe rite Smart I went over
to paps last knight and darling child is over thier now
and is going to Stay all the week fanny is over hear now She
come home with me last second Sunday and is going to stay til
next Saturday mother is verry sick I dont know what is the
matter with her tell brother Jim she is sick letty is Just
lying thier yet I dont see much alteration in her no way
billy our wheat has got the rust verry bad I went to see
your grand mother when I went to your paps She did not
know what to think about you not comeing to see her
before you went off I told her you did want to but you
did not have the chance mary cooper is ho[?]ing for bill gains to
plough thier corn we are done planting all the corn and cotton
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the fans you sent me was no account theywas split all to pecus I got
the candy Jar you stated in your letter that you could Get things cheaper
down thar than you could hear if you can Get Soda and copperas
any cheaper I wish you would Get me some and send to me and
letty said she would send you the money to pay for two pounds
of each and you may Get me and darling child a dress if you
want to if you can Get it any ways cheap I dont care what sort
they are so they are nice darling in as sweet as ever I love her better
now than ever because I have got no body hear to help me love
her bless her little heart she is the best child now you ever
saw since I weaned her I never have to whip her now at all
I will come to a close so nothing more at present only remains
your affectionate wife until death { Margret Box
tell brother Jim howdy for me }
Dear Brother I seat my self to let you now
that I am well hope ing these few lines may
reach yow in dew time and finde you in
joy ing good helth I have noth ing of im port
ance to write to you but as margret was
rite ing I thawt that I wold drop you
a few lines to let you now that I was well
Mar gret come over to our house laste friday was a
week and I come home with hir I got my fan that
you send to me but hit was torn
I must come to a close
re main your sis ter un tell Death Fran ces E
Box To W I Box

May 20, 1862


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


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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