No1 Southe Hammton va
Countey [g???] sthain [1]
April the 1 1864
Dare frende I Avale my
seff of the opituincy of
ancren your very Kinde
Letter wich cam to hand
in Dew time and fownde
me very well and thes
few Lines Leve me
very well and I hope
whene thes few Lines
com to hande thate tha
may finde you and youre
famelay all well and
Dowinge the Sam way
I ame very much Able[??] [2]
to you fore brake upe
my gardens for mee untele
beter [Pade?] fore it I was
very glade to heare from
William ande to heare that he
[page 2]
he was well and glade
to hare thate he expecte
to bee ate home one furlow
beore Longe tell T Carpenter
that I wolde bee very
Glade to See him and
hare him tael he About
the Gurls Lete mee
know in your next
Leter how you are giten
Alonge with youre
Farme and the pepell
Famelay in the Setell
ment is gite Along
we have hade A hepe of
weate wether here to Day
is A vary putery Day
ite is the furste fare
Day thate we hav hade
Sence the Snow
[page 3]
I have Now Nouse to
rite to you thate will
intereste you morthen
times is very quiete here
now I Dont hare tell of
eny fiten eney whare
now the boyes is Janerely
well ate thas time I will
say sunthen Aboute our
fare we Draw one thurde
of A pounde of Baken br Day
and one pounde and Aquarte
of meel br Day and A bout
Anoufe Sope to washe
our hands and face
you Stated in youre
Leter thate you thoute
I was tiarde of this ware
I am Not giten tirde
of ware fore I was tirde
of hite before ite
[page 4]
begone I am Now giten
tierde of them that is Note
tierde of the ware I hop
ite will Not bee Longe
before this ware will com
to Aclose and I can com home
I wante to helpe tham
Divide Rechens as I under
Stand that times is
goten harde thare the wimin
cante gite what the
Countey Alowse them
I wolde Like to bee thar
to see to ite [???]
So I must Close by
Saing I remaine your
as evr M. Womack To
Solmon Carpenter
exkuse bade riten and
bade Spellen 4

  1. Guinea Station, Virginia
  2. obliged?
April 1, 1864


Residence (County): 
Chatham County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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