May the seventh teenth [1864]

Dear husband I now
seat mi Self to drop
you a few lins to let
you know I am well
and hope these lins
may find you the
same I am glad you
are at the bridg yet
and hope you wont
hav to go no further
I am glad to here you
was coming home in a
short time mi rings
fits mi fingers Just
as good as if you had mi
hand to fited them
I heard yesterday they
went sum folks to
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take the bridgs I want
you to send me word
if that is so send me
word if you hav got
any thing to eat if you
ant I will send you
sumpthing to eat I
will send you sume close
I will send you one pare
of pants I am weav ing
you sum I will try to
get them out and made
by the time you come
mi cow does verry well
to of mi hens has got
chickens iturned out
mi pig and it is doi
ng verry well now
your hog is growing
finely Aunt Amy
[page 3]
sends her love to you
and wishes you well
she was here friday i
pray to the lord you
may hav not got no
further i got no nu
se to write i want you
to come home as soon as
you can write soon and
often your affectiona
te Wife until death
Sarah E Wester to
Mr T C Wester
dear brother i nou
seat mi self to drop you
afiw lins to let you
know i am well and
hope these lins may
find you the same i
am much ablige to you
for the camphire
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ipayed puss for it
puss ses tell you th
at Charly is Seting
in her lap with Sis
arms round her nec
k all the Childrin
sends their love to
you ben and all the fam
ily sends their love
to M E House [1]
Dear son i drop you thes lines
to let you no i hav not forgot
you i got home saf found all well
thing going as well as i expeced
i want you to git me all the
sault you can i left nine
dollares with you that is one
dollar the night befour i left
andys the next morning if
that ennt enuff git moor of yourn
and git all the sault you can
i will sen a bag in your satchel to put
it in if you go a way send it
to Franklin with your box put
it in your box if you can if
you cant send it som how up to dep
ot youres until death
D. Wester

  1. Edmund House served with Wester in Co. B, 66th NC Inf.
May 17, 1864


Residence (County): 
Franklin County, NC
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, NC


Co. B, 13th North Carolina Infantry
Private; later sergeant
Residence (County): 
Franklin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

Barbara Jones
Transcription Date: 
October, 2011
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2011

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