March th 15 1863

O my dear husband I agan take up me feble pen
to let you no how my selfe and family is we are
all in bad health at this time I have bin sick for
3 weeks and has just got so that I can set up to right
to you my dear you nede not think that I would
not think that I wuld not write for I do wont
to give you all the pleasure that I can for it
give me two much paine when I dont get
altter from you I reseve your welcome lettrs
which if I had not ov got it would uv throwed
mee to bed agan for I have just able to go about
out if a three weeks spell I got two letters from
you that tha told me the fight beegon and I
was not able to set up in bed to read them
I told caldonia to open them and see if you
was well and william ware come here and red
his letter to me and I told him to write to you
and tell you the reason that I did not write I
was sick we was all sick with a bad coles and
caldonia bab departed this life the 10 of
this insat with the crupe I never had such [1]
a cold in my life I have just got so the I can crep
about I should ov wrote sooner but I was not able to
right I was so glad to git those 2 last leters for if
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I had not uv got them I should uv thought
that you was killed or wound you never saw
as heard asole as I was when Mr ware fetch
them to me caldonia ses that is halfe that
ales mee that I agreave about you god nose
that I had reather you had sayed at home
if we could uv got bread then for you to
went away for you ant aliving much beter
then if you had sayed at home and I much
feare if [it] ever please god for you to get home
it will shorten your days o my deare do
not suffer your selfe to greave about enny
thing you cant avoid and yu no that you
cant do enny with John for I dun every
thing to keep him for I told him if hee
left here I would have him bound out
he should not go as[t]rowling about to degrace
you and my dear I no that is hard to
give up a child but you no that if John
had had the rite sort of feeling for
you he would uv not left so dont greave
and think that if you live to get home
you can find him I am sill in quiring
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for him yet I got willia ware to right
to Jonson if he would pay me that money
I would resete him for the money for I was [2]
afraid for you to send the note but I have got
no ansur yet he wrote to him that I wish him
to come after it william ware ses that he has
friends at servana that could see the money
pade old Mr ware ses that tha wont bee
no danger in sending the note by male I
think the best plan would be to right to
Mr jonson if you a will send a resete by
W ware if he will send me the money if
you wish me to get it and let it out on intrust
but as you think best I went to see your
mair about 4 weeks a go and I was well
pleas with hur she looks as will as she
did when I let hur go and Mr ables
ses he saw her afew days ago and shee looks
as well as she did when I saw her corn is
worth 3 and 25 I ought to dollar pur bushel
and old wheat 10 pur bushel a cow sold at
george londays sale with out a calfe for
[10?] dollars corn ant to gete here at no
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price I am vary sory to here that you
have got the each for i am as feard of it as
I am the smallpox John millar died in
attalanta with the smallpocks bill mark hat
aletter home to day and ses that the boys is all
well I do hope weh you get this letter it will [3]
find you well Mr Fuller you dont no how bad I
want you to come home wors then tong can tell
or pen can write Mr ables hird aboy and
going to tend this land but the boy run off to
in the amy and so it will be idle I think I
must bid you adue wright soon my dear
so fare well my dear hus ban your loving
wife untell death
Elizabeth S Fuller

  1. insat = instant, the present month
  2. give a receipt
  3. weh = when
March 15, 1863


Residence (County): 
Randolph County, AL


Residence (County): 
Randolph County, AL

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
April, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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