July the 5th /62
Dear Betty I take my pensil
in hand to iform you that I am
in prety good health at this time
and hope this may find you enjoy
the same blessing I have nothing new
rite to you of importance more than
than the good news from Richmond
va. our side has whipt them out
fine there and I hope it works
grately to our advantage,
Betty wee have orders to leave
hear, to go to Ganesville Ala and
will leave in a few day and I am
not sorry of it. the water is mut-
ch beter there wee may leave to-
morrow night and may not leave
monday morning I donot know
precizly when I would like
to come hom before I left but there
is now chance. there a better chance
after we get to ganesvill then
now. I would like to heare from
Bro Lindsy very mutch thou
gh he may come thru safe
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I wish you could send my close
cloths before I leave if you can con-
vienently if you have them dun
tomorrow & also send some bis-
cuit and bak[ien?] [ham?] to last me
[rashing? added betwee lines]
[1] I sent you[r?] brestpin by Davy [Riding?]
down to [?????] and I would like
to know how you liked it. I do
not like it my self attall my
[???] Tell Octavia to take things
as they come every thing [???]
to gether for good her sweet hart
is well and harty
I want you to rest easy as [far as?]
[I?] am concerned I can do very well
any where take good ceare of you
self and the children make them
mind and behave them selves and
all of you live aright, I wish
them papers were fixed up before it is
two late, noth more at present
but remain your tru Husband
untill death good by J J Davis

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July 5, 1862


Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS


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Michael Ellis
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