Geargia Daide Con Novethe 16th 1863
Dier wife and Children I seat my self to rite to
you A few lines I am well hoping thes few lines
may find you and the Children well I havent nothing
inter resting to rite at presant the gun that
I rote to you A Bout Shirley have give out
seling of it you nede not go to look at it I
want you to rite to me whether you hav Bought
aney seed oats or not we will draw money
this weeak tha are maikeing out the pay
roll now to draw money I wold have rote to you
suner But I have bin waiting fore an answer
from you I havent recivd But too Letters from
you and tha was Both in on invellop this is five
letters that I have rote to you tha will Be A
man Detaild to take our money home and we will
Draw up to the first of November I want you
to spend the money to the Best advantedg you
Can and pay of[f] that other not[e] that atry have
got tell Billy Morris to tend to it fore me
and I will satesfi him fore his trubell I
want you to rite to me as sune as you get this
letter and rite all of the news you Can gather
fore I want to here from you all I want you
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to exCues my litle letters fore paper is
skirse and I havent got But A litle and I
havent time to rite mutch I want you to rite
Whether you get aney Body to Cut you aney wood
Ore not this Coald wether I want you to rite
in your nex letter whether you hav ingaidg
you aney Corne ore not you must Buy the winter
oats and have them soad in du time I dont
want you to rite litle letters to me Be
Cause I rite litle leters to you I want you
to rite as often as you Can and I will do
the saime i want to kno whether zack
atends to your Buisness yet ore note I want
him to Do so as he has Bin Doing and I
will satesfi him fore it not hare A of
news But havent time to rite we are on the lookout
mountain and staishiond fore A while the yankes
is nerley all A round us in A mile of us I want
you to rit in your next letter how maney Letters
you have rot to me and rite whether you hav
sold my hay ore not and rite whether
have paid you that Coren yet ore not Dire
Ct your letter to Chickmouga tenessee
no more at presan t you husban Willbun Thompson

November 16, 1863


Company G, 56 GA Infantry


Name Variant: 
Wife of Wilburn Thompson


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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