South Carolina } February the 21
Laurens District }
Dear husband it is with
pleasure that I seat my self to rite you
a few lines to let you hear from
home this letter leaves us al tolerble
well mary and buddy is both puny
I recieved a letter from you last week
and was glad to hear that you was well
well billy william Godfrey starts
in the morning I have got your
provision fixed up in a bag I not
Got narry box made and william
said a bag would Do as well I hope
that he will carry it through safe
I have put in a midling and a ham
and some meal and flour and a chees
box full of butter and one pound cake
and some fruit and rye thier is about
13 pound of butter that will do you
a good while I bought the most of it
at 2 dollars and 25cts a pound our cows dont
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Mr W I Box
give milk now it is such bad weather
billy I am going to clinton this week to
try to Get that money from the old boss he
has sold out and I am afraid that he will
go off though they say that the money
is no account after april we payed off
Jo crews in good time I only had enough
left to buy the butter it took a hundred
dollars to Get the corn and shucks and
oats well billy the lost [t?]runk is found
and I have got my shoes and the candy
the boys had eat the candy pretty nigh
up I never expected to see the shoes I like
them very well they are amost to narrow
on the bottoms but they are nice shoes
I want you to come hom Just as quck
as you can you must bring them
bags and that chees box when you
come you must come and see buddy he is the
sweetest little thing that you ever saw
I want to see you I have got a heap to
tell you I will close/your wife Margret Box

February 21, 1864


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: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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