Camp Near Richmond VA
August 24th 1862
Mrs Catharine Lefevers
Dear wife I have the pleasure this sabbath
morning of dropping you a few lines
to lette you now that I am tolerable well
at this time & hope when this shall reach you
it will find find you all well & in comfortable
health I Should bee happy to see you & the
little children one time more but it seams like
it is a bad chance without Lawson Reep will come
& take my place as I had rote before to Henry & you
I want you to try & Send him if you can posable
get him if he will come and take my place for
good I will give him a good chance I will give
him the place over at Maniels and Two hundred
Dollars besides and I now he can never do better
for him self then that he will get eleven Dollars
a month besides what I give him or I will give
enny bodey els the same that will come & take my
place if my health was rite good I would not
not offer Such a price as I have don but
I can not get a hand in for a month or two
and if he will come Iwant him him to come
Sow I can get home tell fodder pullen time DEAr
wife I received a letter from you this morning
that was dated the 15th of August it was a longe
time own the Road some place but it gave mee
great sattefacton for all to hear you & the little
children was all well and that buds pig was gettin
fat I want him to keep it up till I come home
& feed it good & make a big hog till paw comes
home & then we will kill it I Dremp of
Bud last night I thought I saw him as plane
as ever I did in my life I thout that I saw
his purty little head
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Dear wife I have dremp of you & the childrean often
since I have bin in camp but I dont now what is
the Reasen I have dremp oftener of bud then enny
of the other childrean & I now I would like to see
them all but if I could not get to see them all at
one time and had my choise I would Rather See
the Babby altho one of them is as nigh as the other
air Scearsly ever out of my mind when I lay
down I think of you & when I get up in the morning
you air the first thing I think of Dear wife I cant
Rite as much this time as I would like to do as we
have Just got to a new camp and we have
everything up side down yet we left our old
camp last wedensday morning we air now a
bout three miles from Richmond whear we
will Stay till fudder orders there is now yankes
Close hear now Dear wife you Stated in your
letter that Bill Had only paid you twelve
Dollars for all he had don I am sorrow to hear
that he will do so[?] when he Sells wair
at 10 & 12 cents per galon at the shop if he
does not pay you every Dollar as soon as this
letter gets home he now what I tolde him
he was to Setel up with you every month and
if he cant pay that much the way wair sells
most stop the shop I want henry see that
he will pay you and if he dont do that lock
up the shop and kep what wair he has I will close
and come [get?] you I will now come to a close I Remain
your most ever & affectionate husband untell Death
Isaac to Catharine Lefevers and childrean
[added upside down at top of page]
Direct your letter to Richmond Virginia
In cear of Capt Bost ot in cear of Col
Hall 46 Regt NCT Co K

August 24, 1862


Name Variant: 
Isaac Lafevers
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Toni Mitchell and Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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