Tala Co October the 2 [1863]
Dear husband I a gain seat my self to drop you a few
lines to let you no that me an Amon an Aley ar in
fine health an I hope an trust to the lord these lines
may reach you in the same blessing of god dear harris
I have nothin worth you attent to rite more then I never
heard [the?] Times in my life but thank god I have had a
plenty yet and I trust that you will be blesse with aplent
Dear harris you spoke somethink a bout your bound [1]
old captain smith told you a bout I did not no that
he new eney thing a bout you sent word back by
white for me to send the boun to Mr Ashis an I don
so an in too weeks I sent for the bound an mr ashis
was not at home and in the corse of aweeke old flem
smith broat the bound from Mr Ashes an givet to
me an told me that mr Ashes cold not do eney thing
with the bound under less you name sine an the
back of it an I dont think I am to blame do you
dear I went to get a wagon from Mr harris this morning
to hall you wagon home from John hearris the is
no chanch to get it fix now Mr boat right has
got to go to war an all of the rest old mack mulon to
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int you glad Dear harris you wish to no somthing a
about our hogs the is getting a long sl[o?] I dond
have nothin much to give them to eat I give them
potato vines all the wast from the table I have
to giv it to the old sow in the pen I have had
hir in the pen fore weeks to kept hir out of your
mor corn an I dont no how much longer I will hav
to keep hir out i dont think I can get eney corn a
tale I sent to the mill last week but cold not
get eney meal old Tolaver smith ses he will have
a plenty of meal on hand af ter a whle to sell at
a dollar an ahalf a bushel Dear harris I never
hird talk of so much sickness in my life sick an
adying like sheap with chils an feaver I think
it must be dry wether I dont think we has had
rain mor then once since you left home I soad
tunups onc an the didnot comup and it is no
use to sow no more untell it rains Dear harris I
went to meeting last sunday and carried Aman and
Aley old man delatch funal was preach I have bin to
meeten twice since you left home an I carred my
children every time it nealy brakes my hart to go to
meeting and to think whare you ar

  1. bound = bond?
October 2, 1863


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Tallapoosa County, AL


Co. B, 55th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Tallapoosa County, AL


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Rebekah Fitzgerald
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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