march the 5 1862 N C
dear husban I takin my pen in
hand to in form you that I am
well at this time hopin that
those few lines may find you
in joyen the same good blesings
fathers famly is all well exsep
fracney and sis tha have the
mezals very bad I have not
takin it nor John have not
yet dear husban I
that I could see you
my study is about
you youdonot no how bad
I hate that you air so
fur from me but I am
in joyen my self the best
i can and you must do
the same but my ingoyement
ant much for my study
is about you in the day and
dreme of you at nite
give my love to your
brothe charley mother gives
hir love to you and to your
brother sister mary and
three of hir childrin is
very sick with the mezals
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sister margrat and hir
child is very sick with the
mezals mother says that thar
is all of them and too at
home and she says that she
thinks that hir case is hard
but she is peert yet
sister francny gives hir
love to you and sais that
she wants to see you bad
brother John I have seen
aloncom time and trouble
sence you left me and
sister martha has spent
our time in criin but
it dont do eny good
mother sends you som butter
by Mr C [????] I want
you to rite if you receve it
it is for you and your brother
I must bring my letter to
aclose by sain I remain
your lovin wife un tell
deth seperats us martha futch
Mr John futch

March 5, 1862


John Futch's Wife


Company K, 3rd NC Infantry


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Casey White
Transcription Date: 
July, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2008

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