Sullivan Island S. C.
October the 6 1861
Dear Father I take the pleasur
of droping you a few mor lines
I am well at presant thou I havent
ben wel for the last two Days
I received your kind leter last
wensday which I was glad to received
and to hear from you and the rest
of the family; I havent much nuse to
writ this time but I will write what
I have got we are still in the moultre
hous and enjoying our selfs as good
as ever we are geting beter youst to the water
father we will get our Mony to morow
which will be thirty five Darllars & 65 cts
I expect to send 10 dollars home and
two sacks of salt whitch will coast
About [12?] dollars I will have to keep
10 dollars to by me A uniform
withe we get 11 dollars A month and
every six months we get [21?] dollars
extry to by clothing withe
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Dear sister must writ you A few
lines in anser to waht you wrot
you wrot to me to have my lickness
taken an send it home it is imposible
for ther no artest hear and for that reson
I cant do it Mary I mant you to writ
to me how all the girls is getting along
and what they have to talk A bout
& also write how [Mik?] and Frank
is geting along and how long before
they Marry nothing more only remains
your Loveing Brother M. E. Martin
Wm. T. Martin
Dear Sister I must write you A
lin or two I still lock as i youst to
only I have turned so yellow
that you woutent kno me
my hair has growed out A gain
and I have got A grat long thick set
of whiscers noting mor only remians
your loving Brother T. E. Martin
I must close excuse my writing
Oloiver Martin Wm. T. Martin

October 6, 1861


Col. F, 1st Regiment, Orr's Rifles, South Carolina Volunteers
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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