December the 21 1863
Dear loveing wife I Set mi Self don
this morning to write you a
few lines to let you no that I
am well at presant and hope when
those few lines cums to your dear
loveing hands that tha may find you
and all of our loveing children well
and dooing the best you can
Dear loveing wife I received your
kind letter yestorday evening and
was verry glad to hare from you
all that you all was well you
Say in your letter that you have
to givein your tax agane and you
want to no Somthing about that
place don at waldens it is 144 acres
and I dont no how much tha
Sest it at you can tel them the [assessed]
number of acres and what I
give for it 720 dollars that is the way
I give it in
[page 2]
Dear loveing wife you all So
Stated in your letter that you wanted
to no Som thing about the middle
fence betwene us and lewis
Sigman me and lewis had devide
ed the fence long ago Sigman
makes from the odem branch
up to that big rock and we make
it the balance up to the Spring wher
alfred Setzer yosed out of and the
ballance from the branch over
to the creak we hant devided yet
but we will keepe up the half
of it Dear loveing wife I want
you to doo the best you can and dont
troubel your Self about me for
I will try and doo the best I
can and I hope and pray to god the
time will cum that I can git home
to Seeyou all and Stay with you
un til death parts us
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife you Sed in
your letter that you had har that
he was agoing to kill us all I dont
want you to lissen to Such talk for
I dont think tha will hirt us atall
but we ar Still in the gard house
yet I have got yose to it and dont
care much wher I am if I could
git anuf to eate but that I dont git
I dont git half anuf to eate I buy
whenever I can git ennything to
eate Dear loveing wife drempt
last knight that I was at home
and you had Some good chicken
cookt and i was aeaten wen I
got awake So mi loveing wife
I mus close for this time hopeing
to See you all before long nothing
more at presant oneley remane your
hus band til death parts us Daniel
Setzer to his Sweete arling wife Susan
[page 4]
December the 21th 1863
Dear children I Sit mi Self don
to write you all a few lines to let
you no that I am well at present and
hope when these few lines cums to your
loveing hands that tha may find
you all well and dooing the best you
can Car I want you to take the tire off
of them cart wheals and work them
up if you neede iron and tha will
last til iron gits cheaper and I want
you to Send me that ax if you can
for we cant hardley git wood to keep
fir[e] for ther is no axes to bee had her
Dear loveing childre I want you
all to bee good to your mother
and doo as she tels you god bless
you all I hope to See you all
agane and Stay with you agane
Daniel Setzer to his children Car
noah calob sis mary and mi Sweete
little babe

December 21, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Setzer Children
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
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