the 31
Manas ses junc tion Septem ber
Dear fother i Seat my Self down this
Morning to let you that iam
yet in the land of the livin
pau i hav nothing mtch to rite oanly
I have got the measuls but
I am git ting well i have got So
I can nock a bout again but i am
not well i am in the horse pittle
now mother iam trea ted ver
ry well miss benson and her
sys ter waits on us th[ey] makes
tea for us and coocks for us
Pa i resceive leter that was dated
the 22 and 23 day
Mother i have got my wool shi[r]t
I have got both of them yet and
Drawers yet mother idont no as
I nead enny thaing at present
If i nead enny thaing it was a blanket
Mother i wood [like?] to See you all
the worst Sort mother i hant
fur got my plase at the
ta ble mother i want you to
Right and cagor to rite and Sys and
Aron and all of my friends
to right to m[e] i wants
All of my friends to right
Mother thair is a hap py land
fair a way Mother if i never
See you in this world thang god
I will meat you in anoth
A: H: Dalton
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lis i want you to right me
lis i am git ting better i can noc
k a bout tha meas sul Drawn
Me down but iam git ting better
lis i want you to right a bout
evry thaing right how you and
[king?] is com ing on
frank i want you to right frank
I want you to go to Sun day School
And hear my part mother i W
Ant you to heair my part of
preaching mother i want you
to tel mister acker to pray
A good prair for me o i wish i cood
be thair to go mother if i git
home a gain i will Stay with you
Mother hourer fair is hard
Mother if i cood git yorse piacer
to Sleap in o i cood rest fine
I mus come to a close remain
yorse until death
A: H: Dalton
to Mr S Dalton
Right to me if you pleas

September 30, 1861
Date Note: 
Marked the 31 of September. Could mean August 1.


Co. F, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC
wife of Smallwood Jefferson Dalton
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
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