South Carolina May the 29th 1862
Laurens District
Dear husband I Seat my Self
this eavning to let you know that we are all well
but darling child she is puny I recieved your letter
last friday I was glad to hear that you was well
we are Getting on verry well with our crop we have got
that ploughed and hoed from the little spring to the
house and the new ground ploughed over and part hoed the corne
come up very well the little sow is with pig I think fanny
and the colt keeps tolerbly fat we have got a
mighty pretty garden now the oats is ruined with the rust the
wheat looks better than it did a week ago I think it
will make a little Mother is Sick yet she is rite
bad off tell brother Jim she is sick the rest of them
is all well billy lueler is the sweetest child you ever
saw and the best since I weaned her bless her little sole
billy I wished you would come home and see her she is so
Sweet I Started your coat and pillow and pants to hudgens
I dont know whether they got to him or not you must
rite t me whether he brought them or not you must
rite to Sally downeys whe was going to send to the villedge
if you want any shirts or drawers or socks I want
you to write to me if thier is any thing I can do
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for you I am willing to do it I am going to weave
Some cloth to make you a coat and some pamts bill
gains dont talk much like going to the army though
I did not say much to him about it you did not say
what you would give him and I did not know what
to say I wished you could make that arrangement I dont
know whether he would go or not we could try him
and see I wished you would come home and see us all
a while any how I want to see yo so bad Billy
I never can Get ust to doing without you I
miss you everwhear I go I dream about you
a heap of times it seems like all is gone when
you are gone I hope and pray it wont be long
til you come to stay billy our old home looks
lonesome with out and I feel lonesome I feel like I
did not have a friend on earth I will have to close
darling child is Just waked up and has come to
me to Get in my lap Miss coopers folks is all
well she says you must do the best you can
billy you must rite
I remain your Affectionate wife
Margret Box W. I. Box

May 29, 1862


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

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

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