State of V A November th 22 1864
Dear belove wife I once more take my
pen in hand to let you no I am about
well altoo misery in my brest and the
hard burn with hit but I am agoing to go
to my Ridge ment in a day or two I can in form
you I did makout to git another letter at last
forth first in 30 days and I was so gld to git hit
I dint no how to behave my self I was sorry to here
you hant got well I want you when you git well
enuff to do your things stay at hom and take ce
ar of what you hav made and take cear of your
self and not work untel you git well and
if you hav to have eny thing don git som
body to do hit for you and pay them for ther
labor f[ather?] [1]
to untel you got well fother I Return my than
ks to you and I never will shal for git
you in these things I am glad some body will
attend to her in her sick ness you shal mever
loos eny thing by hit if I live
my brother is in the forth ward of this
horse spitle he is menden very very
fast he has a great stomic to eat and
you may say he is mending [????]
[page 2]
Susannah I am agoing to send you a nife by george
wittle cost secenty five cts and Wm Sundy 40
cents in silver which cost 80 cents and I wan
t you to tell him his pappy sent hit to him to
play with hve some holes made in hit
and put a string in hit and give hit to him
I will also send you 10 dollars I wod send you
more but I have to kep sum mony or suf
for sumpthing to eat Susannah let me
tell you wot I want you to do give Lucy one
dollar an that is only three dollars then that
will wight dollars one a peace and one over
mary got hit se must be a good girl
So I must come to a close by asken you
to rite to me so no more of this so fare wel
untel I here from you
I Remain your truley blove husband
untel death

From J C owens
to Susannah owens

  1. rest of line damaged by fold in the page
November 22, 1864


Co. E, 26th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010
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