Pike Ga Sept 25 [1864]
Dier mother Sistor I a gain attempt
to wirte you a few lines which will inform
you that we are all well except Pah he is
at home now her a few days & he is very
feable Brother William is now present
he looks very well & is very mischievous
he is a Staying at uncl william Eagels
he is a flying a round with a very nise
yong lady & I think that they are a thinking
a good eal of each other. We recieved a letter
from you by Mr More we tryed to
get wagons to help you but we could not
get a wagon at all nor we could not get
horses to go up theair for the pople is
a frade for theair Stock to go up their
W, H, has nearley a month yette he will come
to see you if he can in Saifty we think
that we are now in danger heare & if your
Stock was her they would of theair
so I think as I cant get a horse nor team
you will have to remain wheare you
are the people is a leaving this contry very fast
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William So is that he wants to see
you very bad but he is a fraid to
venture he has atempted to go twise &
got in the neighborhood
onse & he will wait & See if times
wont get better as I have wrote all I
know I will close I remain as ever yours
may God protect you & beair you up in
a day of trubble James .H. Speir

September 25, 1864


Wife of Hiram H. Thornton
Mother of James H. Speir


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012

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