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Transcription: 

1864
Camps near Atlanta July 15th
Franky Wadkins
Dear Wife
I will drop you a hasty line
To inform you that I am in reason
health at present which I hope
these lines will find you
all well. Write me how you
are getting a long with your
crop and give me the news
in General we are camped
about four miles from Atlanta
Every thing appears to be quiet
for a few days We are six or
seven miles from the yankees
I cannot tell you how long we
be detained here as long as the
yankees remains un the State
of Georgia we may be released
in 15 or 20 days than we
may have to remain here till
cold weather there is no telling
how long we will stay Tell
Jesse Pritchett and his son
They will hav to come Capt
Paine is coming home
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The Militia Reserved Gov
Brown Has Detailed Capt
Payine to return home and
bring the Militia I want you
to send me four or five twist
of Tobacco Let me Know how
the corn is holding out &
how the Horse is getting on
I have not Received but three
or four letters from you
yet I saw Chist Payne
yesterday he was well
you can send me
the tobacco by Jesse Pritchett
Let me know whether you have
got that money from Sarah
ann Rustin and Mem
Crump Tell Tom[?] to work
and do the he can with
the crop I send you 5 Stamp
I will close
Yours very Respectfully
J W Watkins

Date: 
July 15, 1864
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Company E, 3 GA Cavalry (State Guards); Company F, 4 GA Militia
Rank: 
Private

Recipient(s)

Name Variant: 
Franky
Other: 
Wife of James W. Watkins

From

From State: 
Georgia
From Municipality: 
From County: 
Fulton

To

To State: 
Georgia
To County: 
Franklin

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
Transcription Date Note: 
April 2011; December 2012
Proofer: 
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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