July the 13 1863
Deare frend i this
morning reciet my Self
to drop you A few
lins to let you now
that we are all well
at this present tim
an i thope thos few
lins coms to hand
they may find you an
yore litle girl well i
recived yore cind letter
yesterday an i was glad
to here from you an
to here that you was
well i was at Sharon
yesterday at quortler
meeting they was write
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smart people t[h]are brother
Johns funel is preecht
at Sheron on the furst
Sonday in August it is
preecht by F S Betson
nancea how hapea
we all wood bea if it
was gods will fore peas
again on erth as oure
frends cood come home
again i am sorow to now
that you ant sean jonney
in so long i hope you
will sea him again on
erth if not no more
on erth i hope you will in
heaven i am sorow to
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here that yore Deare brother
is dead an yore nefue
is dead but i hope they
are all in heaven whare
they ant no wore thare
are out of truble there
fore the ant nothing but
truble on this erth no
more wee was glad to here
that John has got home again
nancea you tell mary an
adea houdy fore me if
you pleas nacea i can
say to you that alferd
Dellingers wife has got
A fine son and She is
ben mard A bout
[page 4]
20 years an she has A
son it is A bout A
weak old you said you
wanted to now if margret
hugins is mared no she
never had the luck to
get mared before the
wore comenst and now
the ant no chance i ant
sen her in A long time
nancea i wood be the glades
in the woorld to sea you
when this you sea rember me
write son and fail not
i wood be glad to sea yer litle
girl give it a ciss fore me
Dicea Cliford nancea [G?] R

July 13, 1863


Residence (County): 
Lincoln County, NC


Name Variant: 
“Deare frend”


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2016
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