My Dear wife and child
I will indever to drop you a
fiew linds in ancer to yours wich
Cum to hand in due time and found
mee in the best of helth hoping theas
linds may cum to your loving hands and
find you all the same Margret in the first
plase I will inform you that I started you a
letter last Sunday and I mailed it forgetting to
put a Stamp on the invelope I dont expect
that it got there if it did you will hafter pay
for it there Margret [brad boyd?] cum thru hear
this last week on his [rode?] home I Sint you
your shoes [boath?] [????] and [learther?] I did not
have but one of little Sones don Margret the
measure that you Sint of Mary Coopers I got it
tell Mary to Get the Cloth by the first of
June and I will cum home and make them there
I will bring the bottomes with me I cant Get no
Cloth hear that is the resan that I am a going
to make lives out of learther tell Mother I will
bring her a blanket if I can by one the yankey blankets
cost $30 a peas and I will by the first one I find
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Margret you stated Sumthing consurning a black
dress I will Stop in Columbia whin I cum home
and Get you one Margret I have not drawd my
money yet tha paid in 500 dolar nots and I did not
draw I will wait untill I Get to cum home and draw
it all toGether and bring it with me Margret
W T Htill bout him a Cloth coat and give
$100 00 for it and I thout that I would not be
behind him and I bout a pair of boot legs and
give 6 dolars for them and one of the cuters give
mea a pair of frunts and I footed them tha
cost me 13 dolars in all after I got thim don
and I thout that the money would do the
best and I Sold thim for 95 dolars So I will
Sind you 30 of it as that was all the new
ishu that I got t[owdrge?] then the balance was
paid in $500 bills So you can injoy part of
the money wich if I had of worn the boots you
would of got no part of them So I want you
to inJoy what I have and my labor the same as
I do my Self So hill Sint his cote home
his wife can look at it but it wont do her no
good she cant ware it rite soon I will cum to
a close for this time I Still remain your true and
loving husband untill death Corpral W I Box
Mrs Margret Box and W I Box Jun

April 17, 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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