[Written on Hotel Register paper]

febuary the 22 1863
dear husban
after my my love and best
respects to you I will in
form you that I am well
hopin that those fue lines
may rech and find you
in joyen the good blesings
dear husban I receved your
kind and affectionly letter
and on the 20 day and was
to hir from you but was
sorroo to her that you was not
well dear husban I have
no neas of impornce to rite
to you only I want to
see you the worst I ever
did in my liufe and i
her that you air acomen
home and you dont no how
[page 2]
glad I feal if it only
can be so but I feer that
it will not be so and
dear husban if you do get
the chance to come home
fast an as fast as you can
for I tell you that I am veary
oneasy about you I would
be the glades to see you in the
world my mind is never
of off you dear husban if
you dont git the chance
to come home and you
go to the horspitle send me
word as soon as you can
and I will come and see you
dear husban take cear of your
self the best you can dear
husban I must tell you that
[page 3]
brother James has bin
home sence you left and
stade a weke tha air
goin to [???] hill about
15 miles from kinston
brother James is sick but he
is in camp and henery blake
is at rally sick the rest rits
that tha air well dear husban
you must rite evere chance
you git you no what me
and you was talken about
before you left it must be
so fore the old foax has not
bin to see me yet so i
will leaf the subgect dear
husban mother gives hir love
to you and seas that she is a
much oblige to you to think
[page 4]
that you have not forgot
hir all so sister caroline
gives hir love to you and
seas that tha air hell to pay
sister Margrat gives hir
love to you the family
is all well and gives
thar love to you so I must
come to a close by sain
rite soon as you receve this
nothen more at presant only
remain your Affectionly
tell deth give my love to
brother Charley
Martha Futch to
Mr John Futch
so fare well fore
this time

February 22, 1863


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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