Montgomery white sulphur December the 31 /63
Hospital va
My Dear wife & children
I take my pen in
hand to inform you all that I am a bout like
I was when I left home last sundy weeak &
I hope when thos few lines comes to hand that
they will ind you all well & well saids
fied & I have sente you all one letter & have
not got no anser yet I donte no what is the
reasen it is likely you have not got it
& I wante to hear from home wors then ever I did
in my life becaus some of you was sick when I
left & I will come home as soon as I can I
expect a ferlow if I cain git beefour the board
& I dont expect the board will set beefour
nex wendesday & I want you to pute the
bigest parte of your corn up stairs for
the peupil is a stealing so mutch about
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& you said something a bout James Boitnd [1]
wanten to crop with you & tell him to hold
on a weeake or so yeat for I donte now what
mite turn up yete & I expect you wante
to no some thing a bout our rashens here
& ther are the wors I ever saw at the
converlesen tabel but they bring my
diats to me now & ther a littel better now
I donte want you to send me nothin to
eate yet till you see wether I git a ferlow
or not I have no nues to rite but you
mus rite soon I havent done any thing sents
I have bin her you mus rite soon as you
git this letter for I want to hear from
you all the worse cine [2] so nothing moar
at presente but I remain your true
afection husbin yin till deth from
John Jimison to Mrs C C Jimison
[added upside down in top margin]
John William Jimison I want you to bee savin
with the corn & every thing els for for it will
bee harde times in spring & bee a good boy

  1. neighbor James Boynett
  2. cine = kind
December 31, 1863


Co. G, 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, VA


Residence (County): 
Frederick County, VA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Montgomery Springs Hospital


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2014

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