yad kin N C Feb th 8 1863

Dear and much
respected son I seat my self to drop
you a few lines to let you no that we
are all well and truly hope these
few lines will find you enjoying
the same Blessing we received your
kind letter to day and was truly glad
to hear from you and to hear that
all was right about your box I
would have sent your chickens raw
but I thaught tha would spoil the
rest of your things the salt water would
run out John and sam says if tha
cech any more rabits tha will
save them for you and send them
by the first chance your Father says
you knee not by him any caps [1]
for he got him a box and them
you sent him will do him a long
time but if you can get some
[page 2]
powder and send him he would
be very glad if not it will be all
right Well son your gran Mother knit
yu a pear socks and baket you a few
cakes to send by Mr but he
never come back this way I will keep
your socks it may be that I can send
them to you I must rite about the grain we
sowd about 12 eakers of rhy and about
ten eakers of wheat oats tha haint
sowd very much yet tho tha are
going to Comence next weake if
the weather is good the boys is haul
ing out is work
ing in the William Jane says
she wishes you had bin here to seen
that fellow fly around [???] he did [?]
tha did I beleive that is all for this
time you must write and often and
I will do the same no more at presant
only I remain you loving Mother untill
Death Molly Tesh W A Tesh

  1. percussion caps for firearms
February 8, 1863


Name Variant: 
given name is Mary, but goes by Molly
Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC


Co. I, 28th North Carolina Infantry
Private; later corporal
Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To Note: 
not listed; likely Camp Gregg, VA

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date Note: 
not listed
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2011

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