May the 22 1861
My Darling Luiza
I recived your very acceptable
letter May the 18 which gave me much pleasure
to read I have nothing interesting to write
to you at present I have jest got
supper over know and I will try to write
somthing but it will be a mighty poor
somthing oh cousin Luiza you dont know
how glad I was when I recived your
kind letter it doun me good all over
to get a letter from a friend of mine
whom I love so dear I must tell you
that we are all a bout but not verry well
at this time oh Luiza if you was her this
eaing I think it would help me you sed
somthing a bout being nerly ded lovin
with Mr Fool that is a bad life to live in I cannot
tell much a bout him for I have not
saw him letely the last cound I had
he was still up and a bout but he will
not keep a bout much longer I must
tell you he has not had his baby yet
but he will not go long, oh Luiza
[?] with you was her for we donot know [page torn]
[w?]hat night he will send for us
[page 2]
tell Cousin Malvina it is time for
her to begin to do somthing for her
man might get in the same fix as
mine well I must quit my fool
talk tell Malvina I think sh[e] might
write to me if she will

I have not saw the old [pope?] sence
the part at Trinity and I never
want to see him a gain when I
fly round it will bee somthing
besids that thing I dont think that
can be beleaved by you or
any body els that k[n]ew me

May 22, 1861


Name Variant: 
unknown writer


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011

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