January the 1 th 1864
Dear loveing wife I set mi Self
don the new yares morning to rite
you afew lines to let you no that
I am well at present and hope and
pray to god when those few lines cum
your loveing [???] tha may
find you and all of our children
well and dooing the best you
can Dear loveing wife I rote you
a letter the 30 Day of December
and I was to well at that time
and I am well at this time but
I hant got one mouthful to eate
at this time and I dont no when
we will git enny thing to eate
enny more Some days we
dont git one thing to eate in a
hole day and we cant buy
nothing hardley her I bot 12 apples
christmas day and had to pay to
dollars [???]
[page 2]
Dear loveing wife I have not
much to writ to you at this time
I want you to bee Sates fide as well
as you can and I will try and
doo the Same and I hope and pray
to god to Spar mi life to get home
to See you all agane and Stay with
you agane Dear loveing wife
Mr hail is agoing to cum out
her and bring all the bxes
that the we want to our cumpany
and I want you to Send me
apurty larg box for it wont cost
no mor for a big bx then it will
for aSmall one and I want you
to Send one and I want you
to Send me apar of Shoes if you
can for I cant git non her and
mi old Shoes is wore out dear
love I want Somthing Sower to
eate mitey bad mi Stumak cravs
Somthing Sower to eate
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife want you
to Send me Some dride froot
and I want Some brandy to
if you can Sendit and I want
Some Sassige if you have enny
and enny thing that is good
to eate and I want you to Send
me that ax that I fixt for n[o]ah
and have Car to grind it rite
good and Sharp and put it
in the bottom of the bx and
it wont fil up much I want
you to Send me Some honey if
you can for I am most perrisht
for Som thing good to eate like you
all ways could cook for me but
I hope and pray to god that this
war will Soon end and we
all can git home agane one time
more and stay ther
[page 4]
Dear loveing wife I will Say to
we ar Stil in the gard house yet but
think we will git out before
long Dear loveing wife I will
doo the best I can and takeit as easy
as ican Dear love if you neede neny
more money you can get Some
flower barrels made and fill
them and Sell them at newton
and if you doo Sell enny I want
you to git as much for it as you can
it ort to bring 75 Dollars ther the
way it rates her Dear loving wife
I mus close for his time hopeing
to hare from you Soon and would
much ruther See you then thare
from you god bless you I hope
to See you agane one time more
Daniel Setzer to his loveing wife
Susan Setzer

January 1, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
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