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Jo I have got your likness and
I am keeping Brothers
awhile now, and Heittie
can tell Brothers from
Cousen James
Dear Brother Sep 2it 1861
We received your letter and
we was very much greived to hear that you was
sick Yancy also I am sorry to hear that he is
no better Jo Ma says if any of you has the
Tyfoid fever be sure to keep them warm and keep
hot rock to their feet constant, for if they
get cold they will be sure to die, and if you get
the Measles be sure and not get your feet wet,
and not catch any more cold than you can
help, Aunt Sousan Coghill sayes she wants to
know if Yancy has got enough cloths
and socks and send word in your next
letter, she is staying with us now awhile and
she wants to know how he is, Jo we went to
Kittrell,s last sunday evening to see them on
dressparade but they did not march and we got
acquainted with two of the soldiers their names
was Mr Garatt and Mr Hamton thy are from
Gilford Cty [1] Mr Garatt is the first Lieutenant
of a company and he is a nice man to a certainty,
he has a wife but no children, but a large number of
negroes. Jo give my love and best respects to all
of our boys and tell them thy are missed very much
by all of us. Jo we are all well as usual but I have
got a rising under my jaw whare I had one once
and it has come from that scare I reckon. Jo I have
got Polly to love me as well as she ever loved you for
I make more of her than I do of any thing else. Now
be sure and do what Ma requests you to do and
you may escape, Jo I will have to bring my letter to
a close. Jo when you write, writ what did you
send them shoes in the trunk home for and write
if you have got any since you left or not, We are fixing
youre winter socks and when Papa comes out there he is to cary them
and some clothes, so good by for this time
A. E. Coghill J. W. C.

  1. Guilford County
September 2, 1861


Jonathan Fuller Coghill's Sister


Company G, 23rd NC Infantry


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Heather Cook
Transcription Date: 
May, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2011

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