Setzer10

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Camp near gordensvill va
October the 1 1863
Dear wife I sit mi Self don to write
you afew lins to let you no that I am
well at this time and hope when
these few lines cums to your loveing
hands that may find you and all of
the rest of the famley well and dooing
the best you can Dear loving wife
I will Say to you that I have rote too
letters besides this and hant had non
yet I want to hare from you and
all the Children how you ar gitting
along in this troubelsum world
Dear loveing wife we ar stil in
the gard house yet and I dont no
how long we will have to Stay yet
but we git plenty to eat yet
but we dont git anuf of Salt to
Salt our beef we draw flower
ever day now and fresh beef and
sugar and rice
[page 2]
Dear loveing wife I want you
to Send me a box with Mr troy
the preacher he will bee in newton
the 14 of october and will take all
the boxes that is tuck ther and bring
them to us I want you to try and
send me ablankit if you can gitit
in the box and Send me som
salt and some coffee and some
brandy if you can but I dnt
wat you to forgit the blankit
for it is verry cold her I Seede
lots of frost her and it is cld thro
the day Dear loveing wife you
may send me som apples if you
can Dear loveing wife I would
lik to see you all agane and Stay
with you like we all way did
but I hope and pray to god that
we can git to see each other agen
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife I will Say
to you that tha hant don enny thing
withus yet but keepe us in the
gard house and I dont no whether
tha will doo enny thing more with
us or not I cant tel yet but
I dont think tha will hurt us
Dear loveing wife I dont want
you to bee uneasey I will doo
the best I can and pray to god to
Spar mi life to See this war end
So I can Spare for mi Self one
time more Dear loveing wife I
mis close for this time write
as soon as you git this letter and
let me no how you and all of
our children is nothing more at
presant oneley remane your loveig
husband til death parts us
Daniel Setzer to his loveing wife
Susan Setzer god bless you
[page 4]
October the 1 1863 Car I
want you to write to me
and let me no how you ar gitti
ng along with the work and I
want to no whether you ons has
made your molasses ornot and
how much you made and whether
you ar dun pulling foader or not
I want you to take good care of
our horses and you Shal have
jack as I tole you the Shal bee yours
and take care of your feede and
dont wastit and if you work
ball I dont want you to let
her run away and git Spilt
So I mus close for this time
rite Soon and let me no how
you ar gitting along
Daniel Setzer to Car Setzer

Date: 
October 1, 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 State: 
Virginia
From Municipality: 

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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