richmond / 1862
Camp Caphen farm August 10th virginia [1]
Dear wife and Child
as I was riting about Dock trying to Get Mrs Cooper
away from our hous I Cant see what he meanes
I recon since he has got lutenents plase at he can
do ever thing I was truly glad when I heard that
Mrs Jones was [?????] up his account it looked
like he was suprised the most in the world and denyde
it G B Taylor first braut the nuse and dock sed
he did not beleave it for Greare was such a lyrer he
sed at he was going to rite and find out the truth a
bout it if Mrs Cooper wants to go I would not say any
thing a bout it to her tho I expect she is a good woman
and a heap of Company to you and takes a good deal
of in trust in our a fairs if she will stay [upon?] fair
turnes I would Get her to stay I dont think at she wood
leave you Margret I hope I will Get back to live with
you my Self I hope and trust pray at I will Get to live
with you a gain Margret I want you to do what I sed
in the in closed letter you got before to for Get
and for give what has bin past and look a head
for the better wich you will find when I Cum home
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Sister I want you to rite same as you Get this letter
I would like to Get a letter from you ever week tha is
nothing Gives mea any pleasure but Getting letters from
you and ancering them Direct your letters to Richmond
B battlian Drayton brigade in Cear of Lt M W Henderson
you Can rite mea word in your next letter
more a bout papa Cuming to bild on our land
I would rite to him now but I just ritten to him
a day or two a go maby you Can find out more a
bout it a gain you Get this letter you Can Get
a letter to mea a gin he Can if Mrs Cooper goes
to docks you will want him there and if she
staes you did not say wether you wanted him
cum or not if he will Cum and bild on our
land it mite be the best let mea no sam
wether you would like he would Cum provided
she stayes I want to soot you for you are
there where you will in Joy it or dis pise it
and I want you to have the company you want
for when I am in Company with any bad I dont
like I am un hapy and I want you to live hapy
for it is for your satisfaction Wm I Box

  1. Chaffin’s Farm
August 10, 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
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Laurens County, SC


From State: 
From County: 
From Note: 
Chaffin's Farm


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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