June 8 th 1863 N C Guilford
My dear Child i take my pen in hand
again to drop you a few lines to let you
no that we are all well , it seams
like thare is not all of us our fam
ly is very Small when one is gon
it is missed i miss pore litle bell at
the fier side at the table and at [??]
at bed and every whare we hope
when these lines reach you tha may
find you well and a dooing well
i have not much of importance to
rite only thare is a goodeal of sick
ness and a good many deaths Robert
Wilson was beried last wensday Da[?]
Thoms wife died last knight She
the flux She was not sick more
than 3 or 4 days i fear the flux is
goin to be Severe about hear Wa[??]
Causeys wife and Leanner is Sick
tha have the Chills and fever
[page 2]
well James we Send you alitle floure
and Some fruit a few molases and a
little buter and a litle vinegar it
is not good but it is the best we have
you must devide a litle with Dock
for bringing it and if he gets thair
before the hands leave if you can box
up Some of the things and Send home
and if you can send that cag home
we can Send Some molases to you your
unkle Eli Fields talks of going back
after harvest and aking a team if
he can get it and Daniel Kirkman
will be a goin down that is if you doo
not get to come home at harvest but
we want you to come if you can get
to wheat is turning and is very good
if you come you can Sell what Dock
fetches to the highest bider tha are
a plowing the fresh ground corn the
Second time it looks very well i must
quit for the lack of paper i want you
to rite Soon and fail not for this is
my last till we get some from you
we looked for one Saturday you rite if
you got that one we maild this from
your [rest of line cut off in photocopy]

June 8, 1863



N/A [employed at state saltworks]


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 
To County: 
New Hanover

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2010
Proof Date: 

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