Vance37

Transcription: 

Randolph County N C
January the 25 / 63
Dear Sir I take the oppertunity
of addressing yo with a few lines
stating the condition of our country
on the 17th night some of the conscrips
fired my Barn and Burned it up
and All my food A 35 dollar fan
and evry thing about my Barn
my loss was betwix eight and nine
hundred dollars our country is ruined
unless thare is something done within
A short time thay ar rocking houses and
Burning Bildings and steeling evry few
nights the deserters and parolled prisners
are joined to gether so the officers cant do
any thing with them A few nights sinc
the conscrips fired about 60 guns in our
officers camp and shot one deserter thay
had cought and one negro one mule
and shot in the wagons verry strong
it is getting wors times here than it
is in the army
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Governer Vance I would be verry glad
yo would send fifty or A hundred well
Armed men in the upper part of Moor [1]
joining Randolph & chatham to help
take up those vilions the People about
here is so frade of Private injury thay ar all
=most affrad to draw a long Breath the
time thay cut up my Bellouses A certain
man sed thay was not half dun with me yet
and sence that thay Burned my Barn
I would like to no how to proroseed with such men
I hav tride to discharge my duty as an
officer when I was able I hav obeyd the
Officers over me Governer I rote yo a few
lines About sum corn I havent received
Any answer yet plase send me
Onehundred bushels of corn to greensboro and
right if yo will doit and what
price as I hav met with so mich bad
luck I am compelled to hav it I must
close by saying right emediately direct
your letter to Brosh creek Po Randolph Co NC
BB Marley Capt. Co. A 64 Redgt Nc m

Footnotes: 
  1. Moore County
Date: 
January 25, 1863

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. A, 64th Regiment North Carolina Militia
Rank: 
Captain
Residence (County): 
Randolph County, NC

From

From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
Randolph

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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