Fort, Caswell,, Feb, 12, 1864
Dear Wife I Seat my
Self to drop you a fu lines
this morning to Drop you
a fu lines in answer to your
kind epistel I receved this
morning I receved uncles
and one from you at the same
time I receved them tusday
Last I answerd uncles the
Same day,, Well, Mag, I am well
By mercy of Almity god and
I hope those lines will find
you and famley all well Mag
I want that field next mcgis
from the big rod over to the
peach tree next to the house
and plant that litle botem
doun in the holy in Suger cain
and that fresh Stripe a long
the fence in cane up to where
the corn Stops I want all
the Stuble ground doun next
teters planted I want all
the Stubel ground planted
[page 2]
Send them plous that Nigar
Laid to the Shop and git them
Set over tha wont plow the
way tha are and I left a pece
of iron at the Shop wagon tire
I oe Sandy Mckinley for 3
Bales Bagin and hoops thare was
no rops on them I told you to pay
Sandy Mc but I dident tel
you to Settle with wash
bcause I New that wash nor
you dident know hou it was
wash oed me for two hids
I took there when he was
drunk and tha wasent charge
on his Books him and MC
colby was both dronk and
he ode me fore 12 Bushels
of cotin Seeds the hides
and Seeds was worth 8 or
ten dolars the hides wold
waid about 65 pounds
green I told John
to Setle with wash when
I Sent him the acount
[page 3]
but I had forgoten it
I think I ot to have ten
dolars for my hids and Seeds
So you See you ware two
fast that time if my concin
Is not worth asking for It
ant wort your while to
write, to, me I dont want
you do a thing and asque my
council it was well a nuf
to Setle with wash if
you had a node how if you
can git a two horse wagen
By it it dont make no
diferns what it cost
I wod rather have the wagen
than the mony I wod like
to have a good one if it
cost 3 or 350 hundred I
mean or 4 hundred
if it is a good one
you never told me wether
you got that hay or no
my cloth Shous no word
[page 4]
I have asqued you
about Sum of the neighbors
and no Satsfactory answer
onley Sumthing about here
dogs you wrote me Sumthing
3 month a go but neve
told me head nor tale of
it I dont like a half
of tale if you dont want
to tel your Secrets dont
tel me part of them
I want a hole wife
or none I dont want
no deveson when I Startd
to write this Leter I thot
I wold write you a Sweet
leter but my heart
woldent purmit me to
do So if I have wrote
amis I beg pardin
pece be with yo ma
god Bles you
in all your tradels amen
[left margin]
R,C,C, M,J,C

February 12, 1864


Co. C, 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery
Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


Residence (County): 
Cabarrus County, NC


From Note: 
"Fort, Caswell"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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