Centerville Va January the 8th 1862

To mrs Patience.. C.. Everett
Dear ma
I recived youre most kind and afectionate
leter last night Iwas truly glad
to here from you and also was glad
to here that you was all well you
wanted to know of me whether Iwas
in that fight or not ICan tell you
that Iwas not the only fight ihave
Bin in to was at Camps with one of
the Boys Nether one got hurt verry
Bad it is true Both of us got hirt
alitle all so you wanted to know
whether Pa and Joel Walker had
afight or not it is not Sow and
Iwant you to tell the ones that
told so it is alie and they cant
face me and tell it
I want youto
to tell Tom McCormick for me that
he is not agentelaman if he was
he would not of acted the fool as he
did tell him no gentelaman would
not of got mad with awoman tell
him if he wants to get mad with
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any Boddy to get mad with me
Iam man Enough for him or un
nother McCormick that Ever lived
Just Say to him if him and Imy self
lives long Enough the thing will Bee
Setled one way or an other he has Bin
trying to Rase afuss with us Ever
Since he come thair, and he was afraid
to do it while we was all thair
waited till we Come off I want you
to get as much word as you want
he cant keep you from it no gentelaman
would not of Done as he has
Will you
tell mr Jeter to have you wood hald
and Iwill Pay him for his troble
you must get along the Best you can
till I Come home and if you have to
move from thair ma Stephen Brown
and Wiliam will move you, as soon
as ICan Come home Iwill Put up some
houses on the land that Pa Bought and
move you to it that is if you will
go I will Do the Best ican for you and
the chrildren Pa told me that he wanted
me to Do the Best I Could and I will Do
it he gave me all the Shoe tools
and if they air Sold Before I Come
home I want you to By them
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for me no mater what they Cost
and you must By the wagon too I expect
that mr Ellis will Run it on you
But you have it ICan Pay for it and
Every thing Elce you must By Every thing
Dont let a thing leave, thair is severel
thing to Bee sold you must By Every thing
that is Sold I Can Pay for them all
Dont let any of the tools go for Iwill
have to have some and they air as good
as any ICan get Brother Says take Care
of his Boots for him if you Please
this leaves me and Brother Both in good
health and I hope it will find you
and all the famiely the same I will
come home as soon as I Can I Cant tell
when I will Come But as soon as I Can get
afurlow Iwill Close my leter may God
Bless Save and Protect you from all
harm is my Prayr tell Buck howdy
for me Direct your leter to Manasas
Junction va in Care of Captin G..W..Wimberly
11th Regiment Ga volunteerse
Company K
Good By
John.. A.. Everett
Houston vol
[along left margin]
Write as soon
as you get
this and tell me all the

January 8, 1862


Son of Jesse H. Patience Everett; Brother of Thomas H. Everett
Company K, 11 GA Infantry


Wife of Jesse H. Everett; Mother of John A. and Thomas H. Everett


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2012

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