S C Anderson Dist Dec the 22 1861
Sunday evening
My Deare
Friend I take the pleasure this rainy cold
sunday evening to write you A few lines to
let you know that I am well at present
hopeing you the same blessing I received
yore kind letter last thursday which found
me well & enjoying my self very uself your lettere
was highley received Indeed it was one of the Nicest
letters I every read I can not begin to such A one
I feare I have nothing that will interest you
at present Chistmas is nigh at hand I cant tell nothing
A bout it yet I thinke if some of you soldiers
would come aup Christmas I thinke I could enjoy
my self A great deal better than I could with
these cowards that is left behind they are
Agoing to call fore volunteers & I expect all of
the boys will go off then us girls will
have to enjoy our selves together I dont care
much for these is home know hair I wish this
war would end so you all soldiers could get
home one more time to enjoy your selfes if you wish
to this is Avery cold day indeed I can not write
this time I have nothing new to relate to you
I want you when you come up if you
ever do not to forget to call & see me
I have invitations to A party & A quilting
Christmas I would like so much for you
be heare to enjoy you self I am A going
to enjoy them & the boys too as long as
they stay from the war all of the
conection is well at present when I wrote
to you Thomas Glenn was vary sick but
he is nearley sound & well I must close
[???] this e[?????] for it is geting late
I will write more to morow if nothing
hapens Dece the 30th 1861
My Deare friend
I have sat down to finish my letter I began
last sunday was A weeke Ago I well to
day & am in hopes these feew line may find
enjoying yore self exceedingly well Christmas
is come & all most gone I have ben to 3 parties &
flew A round my last time I expect for
all of the boys gone to day to volunteere
& leave I wish them all to be soldiers but
I hate to give them all up but one that
wont volunteer wont be any thing thought
of at all I dont want the first one to back
out Miss Mac[??]ing & Miss M[our?] says to
tell you they are much oblige to you for
writeing to them Miss Mary Tyler requests
you to write to here you must excuse me not
writing no more at present for I am out out
of news give my best love & respects to all
enquiring friends & A most loving portion
to yore self you will excuse my bad
writen letter you must write to me & give
me all of the news I must close fore the
present yorse truly un till death

M. A. Phillips to Mr
Wm T Martain

write immedeately I will so
anxeous to receive your letters

December 22, 1861


Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


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


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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