Setzer25

Transcription: 

Febuarry the 20th 1864
Dear loveing wife I Set mi Self
don to rite you afew lines to
let you no that I am tolerbel
well at pres ant and I hope and
pray to god when those few lines
cums to your loveing hands
that tha may find you and all
of our children well and dooing
the best you can Dear love I
can Say to you that I received
your kind letter the other eveng
that you rote the 11th of this month
and I was not well mi leg was
verry bad but it is gitting
better fast I think it will git
well before long Dear love
I would wrote the next day but
it was Socold her that I nareley
frose mi hands was So Stif that
I couldent rite but it is warm
and purty to day Dear love I
want you to rite often and let me
no how you ar gitting along
[page 2]
Dear loveing wife I rote you
aletter the other day and mi
leg was verry bad then i went
to the doctor and he give me
Some medicine to take and I
got better the reck ley leg I was [1]
Sweld all over and mi rite
leg was Sweld what the skin
would hold and I thort it would
brake open bit it dident I think
it will git well in a few days
more I think it was cold in mi
leg and made me Swell Some
all over and I felt verry bad
but I was not Sick
Dear loveing wife I want to See
you all verry bad I dont hard
ley no how you look enny more
but I hope and pray to god that
this war will Soon end So I
can git home one time more
to See you all agane and Stay
with you
[page 3]
Dear loveing wife I have not
much noose to rite to you at this
time I will Say to you that I
have 6 Days to cerry mi Stick of
wood yet and then I will be
free and I will take a gun then
Dear love I hard that an Bost
had afine yong Son and I want
you to tel me whoo it favers
Dear love you Sed in your letter
that Mr walden had not made
that fence yet I want you to
tel him that I want him to make
it this Spring Dear love I want
you to bee Satesfide as well as
you can and I will try and
doo the Same Dear love I have
tuck everrey thing as easey as I
could So I mus close for this
time hopeing to See you agane
before long god bless us
all is mi prayer for christ Sake
amen Daniel Setzer to
Susan Setzer
[page 4]
Febuary the 26th 1864
Dear Son I Set mi Self don
to rite you afew lines to
let you that I am tolerbel
well at pres ant and hope those
few lines cums to your hands
that tha may find you and all
of the rest of the children well
you Sed in your letter that
you was agoing to Send me your
knife I want it or the one
I Sent with capten bost that
is the best handel I ever Saw
I think if you keep it at home
I want you to take care of it
til I cum home Car I want
you to doo the best you can
and noah and calob I want
you to bee god boys and doo
all you can and I hope and
pray to god to Spar mi life to
See you all agane one time more
Daniel Setzer to his Children car
noah and calob

Footnotes: 
  1. the reck ley = directly
Date: 
February 20, 1864
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 Note: 
Not Listed

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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