JamesDavis5

Transcription: 

July the 26 1862
Dear Husband I recieved your letter last
thursday and was glad to hear that you was well
the reson I did not aunser it sooner I hear d that
Mr Boyd was coming home thursday and I intended
to go to your mas Saturday and I thought I would
send a letter by him and I come down to your
mas this morning and found Mr Boyd had not com
but I seen Mr Bowden this morning and he said
he was going to start to morrow but I herd since
I come down here that you all had gone to Virga
I would like to hear from you we are all well
at this time mas family is all well ma heard
from William this week he was well I have not
herd anything from Jasper his wife is in verry
bad health I have not had them papers fixt
yiet I made one trial 2 or 3 weeks ago but mose
did not have time then I am going to try again next
week I sent word to mose today to meet me at mas
we have not sole jinny nor the waggon yiet
I think I will have anough meat anough to do me
but I do not know what to do about molasses I am
not quite our yiet my hogs is doing mity well they
are all in good order but other peoples hogs is dying
all awround us I give mine sulpher and pine tops
and one thing and another they tell me that my corn
at moses looks fine I send you a pair of galises you
can sow your buckels to them straps I put a strong
thred in them for you to sow them with I baked a cake
to send to you but I do not know whether Mr
Bowden can take it or not George Robberts was wounded
in the battle and died in 6 days Bill Rutlege is
dead I want you to write as soon as you get this I want
to know whare you are give my love to Billy and recept
greater portion you Self nothing more but remains your
affectionate wife E J Davis

Date: 
July 26, 1862

Author(s)

Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Itawamba County, MS

From

From State: 
Mississippi
From County: 
Itawamba

To

To State: 
Alabama
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
May, 2014
Proof Date: 

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