Richmond v a January 1864

Dear wife and child
thru kind providens I am
permited to inform you
that I am well hoping theas
fiew lines will find you all well
Margret I received a letter from
you yesterday I was glad to hear
that you was well and that little
Son was better Margret I was glad
to hear that you got your money
I will Sind you two hundred dolars by
Wiliam Godfrey you can pay off Joe
Crews and stop sum intrust you can
pay off that note and have Sum left
enuf to doo you untill I can Sind you
more and you state that you cold
not hire any person to tind our land
maby you can hire Sombdy if not
you will hafter do the best you
can maby your pap will help you
tind as mutch as the nuground and
the fresh pease and maby owings [1]
[Page 2]
will tind the bottomes this year
and if wee live Soe all the land
but the bottomes in wheat next year
and maby wee can hire thim tinded our Selvs
by then I want you to Sind me Sumthing
to eat by Sum of the boyes I want to
clear one hundred dolars every month if
I can keep the colt fat maby wee will
hafter Sell it if you dont have no
corn made wee will bee oblige to Sell
it I Started you a letter last Sunday
with Sum invelops in it and one a
mondy I will Sind the balance of the
thread and a pair of half Soles by
[??] Godrey I got your measures I will
make the Shoes and bring them
home whin I cum if nothing prevents
So as it is late I will cum to a close
for this time rite Soon as you
Get this letter So I remain your
true and loving husband Wm Box
untill Death Mrs Margret Box
W I Box [?]

  1. owings = Owens
January 2, 1864


Name Variant: 
W. J.
Co. C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry
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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