der brother a fu words to you Asa i wod be [tru?] [1]
glads in the world to Se you i no that we wod Se a heap
of fun Asa i wish i wos thar to help you plow i no we cod
mak the gras di and let the corn gro Asa you must
eat Som Rosnears i think i wil git back a gant then
i hop i wil git back be for then Asa you must
rit how henry com on you mus not let him
di and rit how our Stars comon and rit whot [???]
them or not So i must close So remain your der loven
brothur un tel dath W S Poe to Asa T Poe
[page 2]
der [????] a fu lines to you Mary i wont to
Se you the wost in the worl Mary i no you hav
a hard time a [ploir?] i wih i wos thar to help you
i no we cod mak the dirt [?i?e] Mary you must
work and mak all the corn you can Mary i think
i yit git to com home and help you after a while
Mary you must rit whether [bab?] has [g?nd] eny ore
not Mary i wont you to rit how you haft to plow or
not Mary you and Asa must fix our pch trel ef tha hav
eni up So nothin cant hurt them Soi mus close remine
your der lovin uncle untel dath W S Poe to Mary Poe

  1. This note to Poe’s brother and sister must be part of one of the previous letters.
Date Note: 
No date


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


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

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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