yad kin N C March
the 17 1864
Dear son we received your kind
and very welcome letter dated the
17 whitch leaves us all well and I truly
hope these few lines will find you
enjoying the same Blessing I will tell
you the prices of grain wheat is
selling at 20 dollars per bushel corn
sells at the same price and scarce
at that Bacon there is nothing
sed about it I must tell you the
guards caught ervin dull at last
tha caught him last Thursday Morning
I havent heard what tha done with
him the guards is making the deserter
get your Father aint ben out but
once since you went off I hope he
will get to stay at home this summer
any how for we could do so much
better I think he will [?????] there is
no call far him yet
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William I am very glad you are
drawing as much to eat as you are for
if you continue to draw that much
you can do right well I am glad you
get your sock your pap and your gran
Mother is going to salem and to your
gran Mother old place to get her
grain your pap will stop at
and see what tha sell there
gray geens at then I will let you no
in my next letter I must tell you
John [??]ley has got home he has
lost his left arm and was wounded
in the hip though he can get about
William dont you think frank
chilies is at home again this makes
twist he has ben at home since the
fourth of Nov William you need not
trouble your self about them pins or needles
if you can get them I would be very glad
but dont pester your self much about them
I wrote to you tha had got nadings
[page 3]
boys tha did get them but tha got
away from them now the guards is
watching there house nearly every
night tha say tha will have them
or die tha turnd there whole house
up side down the other night old Mrs
Nading just charged on them I recon
tha will have atime before tha get
them again I must tell you I intend
to plant a big patch of
cain this year and intend to try
to rais every thing that is to eat
for if people dont try to rais
there provision tha will have to
do with out for tha cant by one
thing now John say tell you he
will take as good care of his big
bay mare as he can but she will
have a good deal of hard work to
do this summer if she lives but I
think she will do for me and you
to ride to the cain chucking this
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fall fanny and bet says tell you
tha are going to rais you aheap
of chickens so when you come home
you can have abig mess and you shall
have some sweet cake to bet says
tell you she is nobodys girl but
her Bills your gran Mother is
well and says tell you she is going
down to her old place next weak
with your pap to see how her thing
is get ing along she says she is
glad you well and doing well as you
are you must write often and we
will do the same no mare
only I remain
your loving Mother untill
Death Molly Tesh To
William Aderson Tesh

March 17, 1864


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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