NC Henderson County July the 13 1863

My Dear Sons I take plesure
of informing you afew lines to let
you no that we are all in common
Health but Davis he is not weell
he has to get about with his crutches
and you no that is sloe geting about
[but?] I hope theas few lines [ma?] find
[??] bouth well and doing well thare
is agrate many things I would like
to inform you of but time and space
will not admit of it now I receive
your letter that was rote the 31
of may and was very glad to hear
from you and to hear that you
was both well Mrs Barton said
[??n] and little ree has bee [???]
[to?] see us and little ree is as smart
as [he?] can be Daniel Sarepta is
well and Jack is as prety as apicter
the people is generly very late about
working thare corn thare
is but very few that has got over
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thare corn but twice yet and
some has jest got over the first
time thare is So mutch rain hear
of late that tha cant work but very
little there has not been but afew
dry days inabout three week and
then the ground is so wet that [i?]
[???t] working then I am [ge????]
aloung very [slo?] about work my
self for I have to hyar some body
to plough for us and I have to
Pay them from 2 to 4 dollars
a Day when you dont get but
about 11 or 15 dollars a mounth
that is bad chance I thinck how
can you [??tand] succh as that I
hear that the small grain is injurd
very bad tha sa that the wheat is
in the shock yet and is green
by the wet wither I here every
Day or two that the men is
runing away very offen and
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some of them say that tha no
that tha have kill yankes
but that tha never will kill no more
tha sa that tha intend to dy at
home rather than to go back
again I under stand thit the
[?ankees] has destroid and [?ore]
[????] the rail road this [side?]
[?noxville] so that letters cant
go that way your Mother
ses she want to see your faces
one more time the worst she ever
did in her life she ses all Day
long she is thincking of you
and of the night she ses she
is Dreaming about you and
thare is not a Day nor night past
since you have been gone but [wh???]
I am praying for you that the
Lord ma be with you and
sheel you from all harm
[L?es?y] ses she want dose work
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like the douse John I tell
you that I do want very
bad serting John you and Daniel
must pick me out old man
for you are where you can tell
who [will?] do for me Leisey
[????????] home yet but I [???]
no [????ong?] [hea?] will stay [????]
[???] thare is adraft to [be?]
it Hendersonville to [?y]
Davis ses you rote to him that
he no nothing about hard time
and he ses he noes that he no
nothing about the hard times
that you have to go throgh but
noes all about the men comeing
[????] and him not able to go
not able to work I have look for you
so long and so offen tel I am [met?] [hard?]
so no more at presant only I remain
your Father and Mother untel death John Revis
[re?eci?] Revis
to to J M. and D. W Revis

July 13, 1863



Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC
Name Variant: 
Co. B, 64th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrew Albritton
Transcription Date: 
April, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2010

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