Margret I rit papy a letter yesterday
I toled him that I wanted you to go back
home and take carge of our things Getherd
and hee will move whin hee Gethers the crops
and I want you to go back home and Soe the
fresh pease of ground from the little Spring
up to the first ditch or reather up to the
peach treas if you was to Soe any hier up the
chickens would ruin it I want you to so that
for your self and not let any person hoo you
may hirer have any part of it and if you
hirer any body to tend the crop Get them for
Standing wages if you can for after you
Soe your wheat the balance of the land wonte
make more corn than you will nead and
if you can contrive any way to Get the Joel
bottomes I wished you would I think that
I can pay for them in a Short time provided
I Stay hear and kep well I will be able
to Sind you three hundred dolares the
first of next month provided Siles dont
Start before wee draw a gain I started you
fifty dolars last Sunday in a letter I hop
you have got it before now with what
you have got provided you got the last
I started and what I have got and will
draw the last of the month will take
us out of det and what I will make if
I Stay out of the armey and my cotton
will all most pay for the bottomes
this year Margret I am glad your going
back home it will be the best for us
to have our one things to it Self Margret
I want you to make Sum holes in little
daughter years I have bout her sum rings
to go in them I payed five dolars for
them I am afraid to Sind them in a letter
for fear tha will Get smashed I will Sind them
whin by Siles when I Sind your money
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I wisht that I coled Sind little Son
Sumthing but I dont no what to Sind
him if hee was a little larger I would no
what to Sind him but I will Sind him
a little coat and Sum flanel to
kep him warm and what must I Sind
you a fine dress if you will rite mea an
ancer to this letter before Siles goes home I
will Get any thing you whant mea to Get
for you and the children and Sind by Siles
provided I dont Get to cum my self I
think maby I will Get to cum my self
the first of next month kis the children
boath for mea and then I will kis you
whin I cum rite Soon and let mea hear from
one I love so well and my Sweet little children
I Stated to papy that I wanted him to
make Sum other arangtsments that I
wanted you to go back home and take
charge of our thing your self I expect
it will disapoint the old man but I
cant help it for I had rather you was
there than him and I will be better
Satisfide for you to be with our one
things So let him Say what hee will I
want you to take charge of them your self
rite Soon and let mea hear
from you before Siles Starts
home provided I dont Get
to cum Your true and
most loving husband W I Box
untill death Mrs Margret Box

Date Note: 
No date but circa Spring 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


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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