South Carolina } December 14
Laurence District } 1862

Dear sone I gladly in brace this
one more oppertunity of writing you
afew lines to let you know that I
and family is well at presant
and Margret and Luellar is well
hoping these lines may reach your
hands and find you well I received
a letter from your hand yisterday
Dated the 8 of this instant which
gave me a great deal of satisfaction
of haring from you though sorry
to hear that you are not well
I hope you will son recover your health
again William you rote you wanted
your boots and hat I started them
to you between two and three weeks
ago by Ambrose Hudgens I started
your boots with two pair of socks
put in them and your hat and allso
a pair of boots for Y J Culbertson
I hope you will Get them
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I recon Ambrose took them to the
company after you had come away
I think that george Irby will
git them to you the first chance
if you dont git them I will send
you some more other boots or shoes
lether is very scarce here in fact it
cant be had it sells for three Dollars
pr pound george Irby has sent for
me to mak him a pair of boots and
send to him if I can Get the lether
I will do so boots is worth from 15
to 20 dollars here som has from 25 to 30
Dollars comon shoes 10 to 12 solder shoes
from 15 to 20 Dollars you must
rite to me soon and let me know
whether you hav got them or not
and if you dont Get them I will
send you some more you rote to me
to faten fany and the colt when I
come here to your place I found
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fany very thin she was poor I took
her in hand I have now got her as round
as alog William she looks like she use to
when you rode her out among the girls
you know she was purty then they
sent me the colt about two weeks
a go I had not seen it before since I
come over it is very thin and shaby
I want to try to bring it out if I can
your sow has got seven pigs and my
sow has got seven pigs allso we are
gitting apurty start of hogs 16
in number William I have sowd down
the fresh field in wheat that you
wanted me to have ditched it
will not wash till the wheat
comes off I have sowd one half in
gail wheat the other in the red
spring wheat William I have ingaged
some negrows to split rails for me
in chrismus holidays some 4 or 5 hands
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I want to run a crop fence through
them woods in or der to have paster [1]
if you wish it done and if not
rite to me soon whether you want
it done or not ther is some rails
wanting about that little spring
anyhow and othe places wants rails
if you are willing for to cut th rail
timber I will put the cross fence thare
I aim to hire me a hand Lee Irby
wants to hire me a boy belongs to
Albert Irby I am to see him chrismas
and gave him answer David Cooper
wants to work with me if his mother
dont go to Docks place they are trying
to Get them women out of Docks house
I must come to a close for this time
by requesting you to write soon as you
Get this and offen so nothing more only
remains your loving father till Death
Wm I Box Joseph B Box

  1. paster = pasture
December 14, 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: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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