State of ala fayett county this
Sept 3 1862 dear son I in brace the
presant opertunty of writing you afew
lines to let you that we air all
well at this time hoping these
few lines may find you well and
doing well we got a letr baring date Au
the 20 whitch giv us grate satisfitian to
here from you I hevin eny thing im
portins ta hand you onley we have had
a good rain at last it cum last
sundy knite James Joans has got the
fever Mr Amerson fever has settel
in his Jays and has open in 2 places
I want to know whether you have
draud yoar Brother money or not
If haint nor cant write about
It and if you need it ceap it
a few lines for Any inever ask [1]
B M what you said for me to
doo he read the leter his self
We ar about half don puling our
foder we hav puld a bout 4 hundre
Bines i want to know whether you
Hav got gorge clous or not and I
Want to see the worst in the worl
a few words fro Asa Bil me and [2]
pap has caut ten coons and i want
to see Bad and write to me so
good by mary want ta see you
very bad old granny is as well
as comman and want ta see you
at home so turn over and see
[Page 2]
a few lines for Nancy i want [3]
to see you mity bad and tell the
i sead pap small wood las Sunday and
Said tha was all well and so i
must cum to a close so fare will
tell we har from you a gane
from James and mary Poe to son
W S poe dear brother iwill rite
you afew lines how me and famley
we ar all well except the Baby it
is not wll it has a brakin out
with red splotches all over it i
hear that you have the mups
you take good cear of your self
and if eny of you tak cold with
them git over a tub of mulin
and sweet and B share and doo that
peter adem came home last satery
sag kill gore came home yester day
he was furload for thirty day
bill tha dr raken the can s[???] now
tha have toak tom emery a gane
and tha say thar a going to take
all the rest of us we hear that
the north has got vicksburg so bill
i wold B glad you wold write
to me a lit more then you doo
i hav rote you sevel leters and
I git non hardly so i must
to a close bill inev exspect to see
you eny mare on earth so farewell
tell i hear from you agane
James R poe to W S poe farewill [4]

  1. Any = his sister Apsanah?
  2. Asa was a younger brother, b. ca. 1850
  3. Nancy was an older sister
  4. James R. Poe was William’s older brother
September 3, 1862


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


Co. I, 32nd Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Genevieve M. Vallentine
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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