this January the 6 1864

Dare loving husban I this
morning Sete my Self to inform
youe a few lines to let you no
that wee are tolbel well at present
and I hope and pray to god these few
lines may find youe well and a Dooing
the best you can Dare loving
husbon I Sente you abox to
Newton the first day of the yare
and the ralrods ar tore up tha
coldon go Dare loving husbon I
Coldon git that ax in the box
whare you rote for the handle
was too long to go in Dare loving
husbon i Sent youe a varry good
box if youe get it i hope and
pray youe will git it i sent
youe a cag of brandy
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[19?] quarts of brandy and I
want youe to Send the
cag back if youe can a tol
Dare loving husbon i will
Say to you that I have a
nochin to hirer that negro man
miles whare elis langerier
had and I wan to no wh
at youe have to say about
it I want you to rite as son
as youe git this letter and
let mee no what youe have
to say about it and if youe ar
willing and I can git him at
a fare prise I will hire him
if i can git him I think i can git him
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Dare loving husbon
I want youe to Doe the
best youe can and I hope
and pray to god to Spare yore
life to live to git home on
time more in this warld to
See us all I wold love to See
you on time more agane
Dare love I received yore cind
letter whare you rote the
21 of decembr it was along time
acoming Dare love I Dont no
what to do about that plase
down at the waldns a boute
renting it Dare love I must
close for this time hoping
to see you agane I hop god
will bee mercyfull Susan
Setzer to daniel Setzer hir love
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January the 6th 1863
Dear father i now Seat my Self
to let you no that i am well
at this tim and hoping when
those few lines come to hand
that tha my fin you
well Dear father i can Say
to you the that Josep Shors
and Susan Segman is fel out
and we will let [???] have ball
to plow and let him have
ground to tend if he
dos rite So i must close
for this time rite Son
Send me Some powde and
led the first chanse you [1]
get and dont forget it
rite Soon as you can
from Car Setzer to D setzer

  1. gun powder and lead
January 6, 1864


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


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


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
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