yad kin N C sept the 9 1863
Dear son I now seat my self to
drop you a few lines to let you no
how we are we are not very well
at this time we all have such
bad colds sam fanny and bet
was all sick last weake with
colds and year ache sam and
fanny has got well but bet hant
well yet she was bad off and had
high fever but she is some
better now I have ben very un
well my self for the last weak
with pains in my lims tho I
feel some better to day but it
is only cold I think I am in
hopes it is just cold that ales
you sometimes cold lays a
body I cant help feeling very
oneasy a bout you I am so afraid
you are going to be sick cause you
keep so poor I was in hops you
was a mending by this time if
you can eat harty I think you will
mend up before long if you dont
get sick I do hope and trust
you wont William that is just
rite I would spend the last dollar
for somthing to eat if I could get it
I must tell you we have not saw
ede strupe [??nour?] told us
a bout his coming back he has
ben out ever since the war began
he was in all the vicks burg fights
and there tha parold him and
he came home unhurt
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ede did not now anny thing about
you unkel Jacob and aunt jane
for he left two years ago when the
war first commenst he was at
home and expected to stay there
if he could that is all I can tell
you about them I must tell you that
John Nison is mairaid he mairid
lee Ebert in salem I expect
tha are well pleased about it
do you ever see anny thing of george
Nison I recon Matt Tesh was
glad to see you I wonder if he had no
shoes William I would like to now
what you have to do whether you
have duty or what if I was not
well I would try and not do any thing
that I was not able to do William
I must tell you that every County
is holding meetings to try to adopt
some masure to stop this
evel war I hope tha will stope
it upon some honarable terms
so you can all get home I believe
if I was not well I would try and
get home some how and recruit
your heath I see where the 24 regt
has ben holding peace meeting
in the army I hope tha will come
to that and quit fight I think
there has ben enough of it done
then you all could come home I
would by so glad I must quit By saying
write soon and often far I want to
hear from you I remain your
loving Mother till Death
Molly Tesh W A Tesh
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William glad that
you draw molasses and rice
for it will be aheap of
help to you I hope you
will continue to draw it
I still hope that you
boys will soon get home
to stay tha say all from
18 to 45 will have to go
now be fare long I recon
tha will git notings boys
this time no more

September 9, 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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