yad kin N C sept th
2 1863
Dear son I wilh great
pleasure seat my self to drop
you a few lines to let you now
that we are all well and truly
hope these few lines will find
you enjoying the same Blessing
I recived your kind letter
to day the second and was more
than glad to hear from you
and to hear that you was fairing
well I hope it will remain so
with you I wish you was here
you could have Irish potatoes
a plenty with out paying
such high prices but as you
cant now I would by them if
I could get there I would not
care what tha cost you say
have not had but 1 letter from
us since the 6 of august I cant
think what is the reason
you dont get our letters for
this is 5 letters I have sent you
since the sixths of August
for I wrote you that day we
get a letter from you every
wensday and I answer every
1 of them right of and I will
still keep writing and I want
you to do the same I am glad to
hear that crops is good out
there I hope you can still get
some thing to eat while you have
to stay out there but I hope
this war will soon close
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yander goes Wily Cumbo
with a load of water melons
now if you was here we would
by 1 and then we would help our
selfs right I havent had a
tast of a water melon this
year yet tha sell at two dollars
a peace and that is to high
your pap and John will come
home to morrow then tha have
hamets housers to thrash and
pleyers then I think tha will be
through your pap says he never
saw such wheat grow in all his
life as there is in davy County
tha will get a nice chance for
thrashing William I expect
you will keep inching up till
you will get to be a rite smart
officer but I am a fraid you
will be in more danger in a
fight than if you was a
privite though ma by not
I hope you any how for I want
you to be shore and take care
of your self the best you can
there is nothing new stiring
about here now it looks like we
would have rain in a day or to
and I hope we wil I want you
to write soon and often and I
will do the same it is a great
sadisfatian to me to sit down
and rite to you and to get letters
from you so no more only I
remain your loving Mother
untill Death Molly Tesh
W A Tesh

September 2, 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

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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