this the 20 of January the 1864
Dare loving husbon I now
Sete my Self to rite youe a few
lines to let you no that we
are all well at present and I
hope and pray to god when
those few lines comes to yore loving
hands that tha ma find you well
and a Duing the best you can Dare
love I Want youe to rite to mee
and tel mee What tha have don
With younes all I hard youns hav
yore trile and I hope and pray
to god that you will son git out
of that plase for I have haird
So much talk about it that I
am a git ting tird of hairn it
Dare loveing husbo I chant
gave to tri and Due the best
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youe can and I Will Due So
too Dare love tha ar a tax on
the cattel her now and I dont
no how I Will mak a nof to pay
all the tax that I haf to pay Dare
love i Want to no Whether you
have got yore coat yet or not
Whare I made last Winter
for you Dare love Marcus Setzer
is at home now and a heap of
the boys is at home now Dare
love it loks so pleshefull
to see them all acoming hom
Dare loving husban if youe
had to Stade thar and a bin
Satsfide and mebby youe
cold a got to com hom this winter
too like the rest of them and I
dont expect you will
[page 3]
ever git home eney more
til the Ware ends and that
Dont Seme lik it ever will
bee in this World but I
hope and pray to god that
he Will Spare yore life to
git home and live at home
agane and I Want youe to bee
Satsfide as Well as youe can
Dare love yore brother paul
Sed you borred 20 dollers
of him and you never rote
eneything about it to mee
Dare love Alfred bost sed
he met the boxes in roley
When he Was acoming hom
and I hope and pray to god
that youe Will git the
thinges I Sent to youe
[page 4]
Dare loving husban
I Sent you a goo pare
of chose in the box if you
ever git them and on par
of cocks Dare love yore little [1]
sweete babe has grode
So much youe Woldent no hir
hardly eney more if youe
Cold see hir Dare love I
want youe to rite to mee
and tel mee how youe all
wase give in tax for this
plas whare wee live on
and rite it in the nex letter
youe rite Dare love I must
Close for this time I want
you to rite Son and ofent
Susan Setzer to hir Dare
husban Daniel Setzer
god I hope Will have [??]

  1. cocks = socks
January 20, 1864


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

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Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
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