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Transcription: 

Nov the 29) 1862
NC Iredell Co
[??] Ser it is with
and aking hart and Tremelous
hand I seat my self This mornin
ng to inform you of my condition
my onely der son volentered and
inlisted to fite for his cuntry
May the 2) 1861 he rented my farm
to Mr Sharer left My self and
2 sister in his car he dide last
april I cold not get any person
to tend my farm my darters
ar of delacate constitution my
freinds ar all in the army and
The moast of them ded my soen lor [1]
went with the recrutes in March
and dide from the forteague of
the battles around richmon
hour farms join he left 6 children
his name was Eidson [2] he lost his
life for his contry my der son
lives as far as I no I reseved a letter
[page 2]
after my son left is all I
have hade I am in my 72
yer my husban served
6 month in the last war
he has bin ded 10 yer and I
was left my son had age anuf
to tak car of This auffle
war has oppresed me
so I am foast to apply to
you my condission is un
none to my son I do not
no what he wold do if
he nu it plea excuse
bad speling and writing
and help me if you pleas
I cannot see well I oald and
nervus
Jamima A Thomas
I liv in Iredll CO
4 mils from olen
16 from Statsvill

Footnotes: 
  1. son-in-law
  2. son-in-law J. R. Eidson served as a private in the 4th NC Inf.
Date: 
November 29, 1862

Author(s)

Name Variant: 
Jamima

From

From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
Iredell
From Note: 
"4 mils from Olen 16 from Statesvill"

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
Proof Date: 

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