Clabon parish L A this [1]
July the 29 1860
Dear cosen I seet my self to
drop you A few lins to let
you know that I am well at
the present time hopin that
those few lins ma find you
all well I hav had 2 spells
of the billious fever in June
and it went prety hard with
me tilmon it is the hardest
times her that I ever saw
and wors A cumin we ant
makin eny thing her corn is
worth from A dollar an A haf
to 2 dollars per bushal meet
from 20 to 25 cents per pond
flower is from 12 to 15 dollars
per barel and all hard to
get at that I tell you Jerden
is A hard road to paddle her
at this time I am farmin to my
self this year I am cultivatin
A bout 20 akers 6 or 7 corn the
balernce in cotton my corn
is vary sarry
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my cotton looks only tollibol
tilmon all that is in old
gorgia had better stay thare
for if tha cum her tha
will be bond to suffer
next year as for my self
I exspect to leev this part
of the cuntry next winter
I am cumin back to old
Georgia shore to live
and dy by sum of them
prety Girls furder west
the wors the droth we
hav not had but 1 ran
sence the 1 of June to
do enny good corn is ruin
all thro this cuntry
tilmon I want you to
write to me all the
nuse that is in that
cuntry and all so the
cose that nun of you
wont write to me
at all I think vary
hard you for not writin
to me
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I hant got but 1 or 2
letters from that cuntry
sence I left it and I
want to no what is
the matter male you
letters at talbot ton
and I think tha will
cum george an famly
is well at this time
tilmon giv my respct
to all inquirin frends
and reseive the Grater
posion your self speke
A good word to miss
sally for me I must
close nothing at the
prese time only I remane
yours refecttionate un
tell Deth write soon
soon direct your letters
to Gorden clabon parish
LA Reubin Bussey
to E T D hawkins

  1. Claiborne Parish
July 29, 1860


Company C, 19 LA Infantry; 1 Battalion, GA Reserve Cavalry


Cousin of Reuben Bussey
Company I, 46 GA Infantry


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Michael Ellis
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