Richmond, V, a, May the 17. 1863

Dear wife and Chrildren it is
a grait pleasure to mea to informe you that I am well
at this time hoping theas fiew linds will find you and the
chrildren well Margret I dont no hardly what to tell you
Consurnng my transfer Mag weller Ses that he will
let us off whin he Gets his leather worked up and that
will be a long time first I Sean fairer yesterday he is
a congress man from our state he told mea that
he would cum down and see Mag weller next tusday [1]
and try to Get us off now but I am a fraid that
the Mag will not let us off tho I hope and trust
that wee may Get off soon I will sind you sum
stamps in this letter I want you to rite soon as you
Get this letter for if I dont Get there before this letter
you nead not look for mea soon for if our congress
man failes to Get us off you no that wee Cant have
no influence our selvs the boyes ses that tha are in
good hart I dont no wether to sind you the money
this time or not for if wee should Get our transfurs
I would stop in Columbia to Get the thing you sed
for mea to Get and it mite be that I would need
it there but I wont have no youse fore it hear
and maby I had better sind you twenty five dolars
any how for fear I wont Get off to Cum home
and if I should Get off I will draw all that is cumming
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to mea wich will be sum 100 or more dolares
tell Luellar and little buddy that I will bring them
sum candy and for them to save mea a sweet kiss
and if I should not Get the chance to cum home I want
you to recive them for mea and one from your self
you have no idier how bad I want to see you and
the Chrildren I cant help but Grieve to save my
life to think that I cold Get to cum home by
Getting one man Consent to live with a loving wife
and darling chrildren but if I Cant Get to cum now
I hope I will sum time
I started you a letter
last Sundy and I will start this letter
this eavning and put twenty five dolares
in it for you and the Chrildren God bless you
I wish I was at home with you an them
to spend the balanes of my dayes for my
trubled brest shal never be at rest
till I see your fase a gain So I will close
my letter by saying rite soon and ofen so I
remain Your true and loving husband
until Death William I Box Mrs Margret Box
Leullar and W I Box Jr

  1. Mag = major
May 17, 1863


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: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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