De cember the 2 [???] Watauge Co
John F Smith a frend of mine I take
the plasure in droping you a few lines to
let you now that we are all at this
time and I hop when those few lines
may reech yore hand they find you well
my frend and doing well John I wont
to See you com ot hur Bad for I think
you can do well hur I want you to
Com and See how like this coun
tery John you rote in yore latleter that
you thought that I was mad with you
But I am not made with you nore I
hav not Ben mad with at all I
wont you to com as soon as you get
this leter John I wont you to go and
See and cal lov Be for you
com and tell hur that we are all
well and mother is well Satisfide
only She wod lik to see hur John
I wont you to Start me a
leter Jest Be fore you Start So
I now when you are coming and
you can com to hickery station
one the train and thin you must
[page 2]
quirer for lenore and when you
get to lenote in quire fore
watauge county Shugargrov
postoff and when you get to
Shugar grov in quire for gorgies
gap and you will find me hur John
I hant rote to noBody But you and
hery carpinter and dont let no Body
no where we are at and dont
you think that we are mad you
for we are not I Wont you
to com as soon as you Can get
hur there is Severl prety girls
hur John I rote as son as I
cold I had So much to do I
was think A Bout going to
teni See But I hav got out of the
no shin I soing to stay in this
Settle ment So I must close By
saying right soon and com as you
can A S Mos A frend to John F Smith [1]

[added in top margin]
A S Moss to John F Smith

  1. This letter may have been written to Evin Smith’s older brother, John.
Date Note: 
December 2 18??


Residence (County): 
Stanly County, NC



From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2011

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory