State of NC Catawba County
May the 3 1863
Dear HusBand I seat myself to Aunser
your kind Letter witch I receivd the
other Day an was truly glad to hear
that you was well at that time we
are all well at this time an hope
when these few Come to hand they
may find you well an enjoining the
Same Blessing of health I Can inform
you that I an Don Planting Coarn
for this year an I an glad off it I recev
one Blanket an one pare off Pants an
one Bottle an one Powder horn that you
Send I Can inform you that Dave fullbrig
Has just begon to Plant Coarn he has got
A bout twelve rouse Planted an Milse
Hefner haint Don Planting Coarn yet
joe fullbright has got his Coarn all Planted
to his neu groun an that A bout one Acker
I Can inform you that the folks is A Dieing
Pouerfull A bout her thare was too wennon [1]
Buried this week that thare men was in the
army they hav gome to thare rest to an
never Ending Etenity I Can inform you
that we hav rain A Plenty hear at
this time I have all my truck Plante
but my Cabage I Can inform you that
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Conne Miller has got A nother big son an
he was the graney [2] him self I Can inform
you that old adam Lenze think that thare
is no world for he will just will run after
his strumpet an he will never will quit it
in this world he is A going to fix old
Henry Moser Mill so that he will be Close
that he haint got to go so far to see her
I can inform you that the saile will be
Doun at my father the 14 off this month
an they will devide the Land after harvest
an I want to buy some off thare Parts
when they sell then I Can inform you
Brother jeffer left one monday an one
wendsday thare still house burnt A way
an all that was in it I Can inform you
that the wheat Crops Looks very good
So far yet an I hope we will get some
Wheat this year I Can inform you that
the Boy has larnd the Lords Prayer A
most all by hart I have nothing of
inportines to write to you at this time
I must come to A Close By asking you
to write as some as this
Comes to hand

Mrs Kiza Hefner
to Mr Marcus Hefner

  1. women
  2. granny = he delivered the baby himself
May 3, 1863


Marcus Hefner's Wife


Name Variant: 
Marcus Hefner
Company E, 57th NC Infantry


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
To Note: 
"Northern VA"

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2011

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