Stat of N C
Buncomb Co Homny creek
PO febry the 15 1863
Mister Z B Vans govnary
I as a Widdar Martha B E
Curts prtison to you to
ceep my Son at home if
the consript is cald fore
he is the only Won that
I haf that able to Work
I hav Won small Son that
Sickley and is not abl
to work all the way that
I hav to git my living
is to ceep up my farm
and I am not able to
tend my farm with
thout help my son G W
Curtis has Servd 12 mont
ts is the confedr Survers
bee fore he was old nuf and
got a discharg and com hom
and I want to ceep him at
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hom and iff I dont git
to ceep him at hom I am
bound to sufar fore the
men is all gon from her
and no body to hire here
So noth more at presant
only I want you to rit bac
ck to and let me no Wh
erth I can ceep him or not
So done your Will a blidg
yore frend if you ples
rit mee a anser and
let me no Wherth I can
kep him So rit
as son as yo git thes
lins Martha E Curts
to govner Vans

[Governor Vance added]
Ansr that the Govr has no power to return her son at home or he would gladly do so ZBV

February 15, 1863


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
"Homny creek"


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
Proof Date: 

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