Creek 1864
Panther N C Jan th 26
Dear son I
take the preasant opertunity of
droping you afew lines to let
you now that we are all well
and hope these few lines will
find you enjoying the same
blessing we Recieved two letters
from you to day and was truly
glad to hear from you and to hear
that you was well dose us more
good than all & glad to hear that
you had a good dinner a chrismas
and something to drink I now
it done you aheap of good you
must have meet with some
good friend or you would have
had to pay more then 1
dollar for it I hop by this time
you have got your box I want to
hear so bad if you get our box
I cant hardly wait to hear from you
[page 2]
William the reason I did not rite
about them caps Hicks sent the letter
and dident send the caps so your
father dident go after them not
un tell he carraid you box he got
them tha was 87 of them your
father says he is verry much
ob lige to you for sending
them bet says she nows that
bily will be proud of his chicking
John and sam say tha would
like to see you eat rabit and
good sausage I am glad you got
them stamps I would liket it if
you had got that dollar but it
cant be hope now we have very
nice weather now our folks has
begun to break up there corn ground
I want you to writ soon and often
and I will do the same I am glad
you have drawd your money when
you get your box you can do fine
[page 3]
when Mr dod goes back I
will send you apear of socks
he sed he would start back about
the first or second of next
month I must quit for Jane
wants to write some so no more
only I remain your loving
Mother un tell Death
Molly Tesh to W A Tesh

William I must write you a
few lines to let you know how
times is about here
you wanted to know if [??] Seats [1]
Flew around the girls when he was
at home he stayed at Branns
nearly all the time and when
he didnt go Nancy and beck went
after him Branns has been a
frolicing ever since Chrismas
[page 4]
dont you think Roselia got to
see at all she was up at
her old man house she come down
a sunday and he was gone ever
body said that old dident
care no more for him than if
would been a stranger John said
I must tell you that he went to
the I must tell you that
old Mrs Peggy Hauser has got well
Well I sent you a pair of
gallowes in that Box to wear
with your new pants I hope you
have got the Before this time
Bet said she was Feeding her
Chickens to mak them fat
till Billy come home
I must quit you must write
soon and often I Remain as
ever your sister
C. J. tesh
To W A Tesh

  1. prob. Pvt. Laban Seitz of Co. C, 28th NC Inf.
January 26, 1864


Name Variant: 
given name is Mary, but goes by Molly
Residence (County): 
Yadkin County, NC
Name Variant: 
goes by "Jane"
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: 
From Note: 
"Panther Creek"


To Note: 
Not listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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