January 17. 1863
my dear wife i take my
pen in hand to let you know
that i am well at this
time hopping these few lines
will find you the same
way i received your letter on the
eleventh of the month and was
glad to hear from you i want
you to write as soon as you
Can i will send you
seventy dollars and i want you
to take up that least note
that Ramsome artry has against
me if you have the money to
spare if you take it up git a
Receit and a wittness to
see you have paid, it i sent you
all the money i drawed and
i sent it as quick as i Could
send it we drawed for three month
and twenty seven days up to
the first of decmber i think
you can spare enough to pay of[f]
that little note the reason
i want it paid its a
[page 2]
drawing so much intrust
i am sorry that you have
to pick up your would [1] any way 
you can i want you to try an
git somebody to Cut you some if
you can i want to know if
your mother has moved away
from your house if she has
i am sorry of it i would like
she would stay with you i
am glad you have got your
well Cleaned out i want
you to git it kerbed [2] up 
if you Can i have not receiced
them gloves yet i want you to
try and git your place rented
out if you Cant i want you
to sow it down in oats this
spring i did not name who i was
a going to send my money By
J G Brown seventy dollars
i would Come to a Close By
saying i would like to see
you and be with you write Back
By mrr Brown Wilbern thompson
to Charlotte Jane thompson

  1. would = (fire)wood
  2. kerbed (also curbed) = lined
January 17, 1863


Company G, 56 GA Infantry


Name Variant: 
Wife of Wilburn Thompson


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
June, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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