Setzer5

Transcription: 

July the 10 1863
Dear beloved wife I Set mi Self down
to write you afew lines to let you no that
I am well at this time and hope and
pray to god when these few lines cums
to your loveing hands that tha ma find
you and all of our beloved chil
dren well mi sweete darling wife
I will Say to you that I received your
kind letter to day and was verry
glad to hare from you all that you
all was well oneley mary and mi
sweete little babe you sed was not
rite well mi Sweete loveing wife
I was glad to hare that you had all
of the wheat cut and the oats but I
no you had ahard time of it I dident
think you would gitit all cut I
am glad to hare that you ar dun and
you Sed Mr green and his nigger cut
til you was don and I want you
to pay Mr green what ever he wants
money or ennything else you hav
to Shar
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Dear loveing wife have not
much noose to wright to you at
this time I rote you altter the other
Day and told you about the fight
we had her mi darling wife
we have marching orders now
and I dont no whar we will git
too next but I hope and pray to god
that we will git back to north carolina
but I am afrade we will have to
go further towards the potomac river
for tha Say that generel lee has cum
back to the river and cant git acros
and the yankes is be hind him and
the river is too full for him to cross
and Som thinks we will go and help
him across So mi loveing wife
we cant tel one day w whare we
will bee the next mi Darling
wife I will Say to you that I got
that lette that you Sent some
hare of mi blessed little Children
and was verry glad to See it if I cant See
the but I hope and pray to god I will See you all again
[page 3]
mi Sweete loveing wife
you Sed in your letter that you
would cum to See me if you cold
if I ever git back to north carloinia
agane I want you to cum and
See me for I want to See you so bad
I dont no what to doo I have all
most forgot how youll but I hope
and pray to god I will See you agane
and kiss you on your loveing Cheeks
one time more mi loveing wife
you Sed in your letter you wanted
me to have mi likenes taken
and Sendit to you mi darling
wife I will the firt chance I have
god bless you I hope to See you
agane and live with you til
death parts us So I mus close for
this time by Saying to yu write
as Soon as you git this letter and let
me no how you ar all gitting along
Daniel Setzer to his loveing wife
Susan Setzer til death god bless
you
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July the 10 1863 Car Setzer
Dear Son I Set mi Self down to
write you afew lines to let you
no that I am well at this time and
hope whe these few lines cums to your
hands that tha ma find you well and
dooing the best you can for I no you
have hard times now but I want
you to doo the best you can and take
care of all of our things til I cum
I hope and pray to god that I will See
you all agane before long I want
noah and calob to bee good boys
and doo all tha can til I cum
home sis and mary and
mi blessed little babe I want
to see you all verry bad So I
must close for this time
hopeing to See you all agane
god bless you all I hope to See
you agane Daniel Setzer to
his loveing children god bless
you all

Date: 
July 10, 1863
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry
Rank: 
private
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Name Variant: 
Full name is Robert Carr Setzer, but goes by Carr
Unit: 
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry
Rank: 
Private
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC

From

From Note: 
Not Listed

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 
Catawba

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
Proofer: 
Not listed
Proof Date: 

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