Chafens farm this Nov the 12, 1864

My Dear wife and child
itis with pleasure that I Seat my Self this
eavning to let you no that I am well as hart could
wish truly hoping theas linds may cum to hand
in due time and find you all well and doing
well Margret your letter cum to hand in due
time I was glad to hear from you and learn
that you was well tho Sory to hearof little
Son being Sick I think your kane turned
out very well Margret I would like to cum
home and So the wheat but it is imposable
for me to cum and allso I would like to
cum and Get Sum of your whiskey that your are
going to make Margret you Sed for me not
to forget to have my likness taken and put
in a brest pin I will have it taken as Soon
as I go back to richmond with out fail and
allso will Sind you Sum money and I will
Get the blankets the first I can find for
Sale I think I will draw one this winter
Margret I want to no where James Godfrey
is at and where andy is gon or not whether
tha are together or not and hoo is staying
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with lily and how williee is making it
with his gall and whether John Joel is at
home or hear and whether bob is gon or not
and what araingments williee has made
to leave home Margret I will make Emily
Brooses Shoes and you can Get the wheat
Get as mutch Sode as you can and if you
cant Get morre to So I would let Sumbody
So it on the Shears and maby you can Get
Sum oats and So a round the house and
all the Stable you can doo what you think
best and I will be Satisfide tho if you can
the best provided you can Get the finces
repaird the nuground and from the
Spring to the house ought to be Sode
down part in wheat and part in oats
provided you cant Get wheat to So it all
Margret I want you to rite Soon and fail
not So I will ad no more for this time
ondly remains as ever your true and
loving husband untill Death
Mrs Margret Box } and } Sargent W. I. Box
}Son }

November 12, 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 Note: 
Chaffin's Farm


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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