Ashville Buncomb County N C Aprile
the 6 1864
Beloved wife and family i now
seat my self to drop you a few lines
when theas lines come to hand they
wil find you all wel i have
nothing of importance to rite at
this time only we got to ashville
to day at twelve oclock i was nearly
tired to death on a count of the
road being so muddy everything is
quiet here at this time we hard
sence we come here that the yank
[???] had marshel i dont no how
long we wil say here times is

hard here [???] thing is eat out
i want you to rite as soon as you
get this letter and give me all
the news i want you to tel me
whether you got your ring or
not i want you to take good care
of the oald mare when she has
a colt and try and rase all the
corn you can i dont expect to
sea you all soon but i hope and
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and trust that i will get home
a gane sea you all [???] want
you to bea trubleled about me
so much so i must come to a close
by saying i remane your companion
untel death
Franklin Setzer to
Caroline Setzer

Sophrona and haret i want you to
bea good girls and do all you can
for your Mother for i would bea mity
sory to hear that you ever done
enny thing bad i dont want you
think hard of me teling you how
to do i want you to plant a water
milon pach maby i wil bea at
home tel then wate and Jo i
want you to bea good boys and
do what your mam tells you
to do tel the baby [???] its mam
my for me so i close for the presant

When this you sea w[???] not for
me So rite soon and give me all
F Setzer Ashe Ville

April 6, 1864


Name Variant: 
Sitzer, Satzer
McRae’s Battallion of North Carolina Cavalry; later 1st North Carolina Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2009
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2009

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