My Dear & precious Orren June 3 1864
Once more through the mercy of
God I am permited to answer your
letter of the 27 which gave me great
Satifaction to hear from but sorry to
to hear you were Sick but maby it
will be for the best we are all able to
be up we got a lette from Sam the
21 he was well and they hav times
out there he said theye were orderd
the shop hands to report next mornig
he did not know for what some said
there wer a going to move the papers
says they have bad times in Georgia
Wash has to go before the board they say
next week I dont know what they
will do with him he is not able for
duty but he will have to do the best
he can D A Councl is her with his finger
Shot all to piece Jim Davis come
hom yesterday with two of his fingers
shot off it is the hardest times I ever saw
trouble evry wher it seemes like I wrote
to you the 30 I hope you will get it
I want you to write as soon as you
can I hope you will get the chance
to come home if you keep
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may God in his infnite mercy be
with you and watch over you and
shield and shun you from all danger [1]
and harm and return you safe home
to realize a speedy peac one that will be
plasing in the sight of God and for the good
of us all so I will close for this time
by praying to god to guid and drct us
and delver from all temptation of evil and
from the hands of the enemy and return
you safe hom I hope the time will soon
com when I shall see you at hom I
remain your loving mother until death
Jessee Phillips Betsy Phillps
I send you an
Mr J C Barnes
I will drop you a few to
let you know we got your letter and
was glad to hear from you we are all able
to be up your people is all well I tell
you it hard times about here now bread
cant be got people is fit to starve it seems
like I will write you a letter as soon as
I can I want to get this in this evenig
mail may God be with you and all
the rest and deleve you from all temptation
of evil and from the hands of tyrants and
oppressers and return you home safe I
beg for mercy sake I remain your Aunt
Betsy Phillips

  1. shun = protect
June 3, 1864


Name Variant: 


Co. A, 31st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Robeson County, NC
Co. A, 31st North Carolina Infantry


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2010
There is a letter to J.C. Barnes enclosed in Betsy's letter to Orren, so I've added him as a recipient.

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