Dearlington S C
My Dear ante I now Seat
My self to wright you afew lines to
let you no how I am this leavs
Me well and harty all so the rest of
the famle is well except Mother
she is veary sick at this time
I saw granmother lass friday and she
was well Dear ante I have Nothing
new to wright to you times hear
is veary hard and dull I hope thos
few lines May reach you and find
you and all the rest well and dooing
well Dear ante I cante rite
nothing that wante to tell you
for I am righting in ahurry and
I have no news to rite only Mr
S J Odom is dead he dide
in richmon va and all of his
childron is dead but one and
his wife is Marred agane to
Mr W W Pirce [thos?] [selferl?]
of [????]y boys got kild and dide
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sence the war commeced I wish the
war wold ende for I am tirde of it
brother James is Marred and has got
too childron and he is in the war
ante I wish you cold see brother
childron he has got too of the purtise
childron you Moste ever saw
Dear ante you Muste rite as soon
as you get this letter and let Me
hear from you and rite Me all
the newes that you no tell cosin
billay and cosin lizier that tha
Must rite to Me and rite soon
give My love to the famll
an except aparte your self
I wonte to see you all veary bad
you Must excuse a haste letter
I will Close so nothing More
I remain you neace untell [deth?]
dyreck your letters to
Elizabeth Stewart Timmons ville
betty Stewart S C
[written in left margin: “excuse bad writing and spelling”]

Date Note: 
No date


Name Variant: 
Betty, Bettie
Residence (County): 
Marion County, SC


Name Variant: 
Elizabeth A. Stewart's aunt
Residence (County): 
Anson County, NC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Holly Corbett
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2009

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