N C Hawood County
Dear william May the 24 1862
I rite yoe a line we are
all well as comon at this
time and hope this will
find yew all well i have
nothing very Strange to rite
only the Cons Cription bill
takes the most of us at home
now and all the boies and men
are preparing to go off so thin
gs will alter Con siderable her
in farming maters the wimen
and Children will have to
do the farming william he has
volentered to go Docter he is
working at ashvill at the
gun shop and i have to see
to williams Maters the act
dont take me thoe they will
pas some other law a bout like
that they next seting for they
pass so many laws we cant ceep
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up with them thoe the times
is glomey at presant at best
i Cant see any thing but
Starvasion a wats us the
north is giting all our Co[a]st
and rivers and then what
will we do where will we
git our salt and other things
i wish all our leading
men wer all tied to gether and
tared and fethered and snake
d till ther wold be willing
to go out of ofice and let a [h]onies [1]
t set of me be in ther plas
es for they are as meen as the
devil wants them to be for
they are made up of dinezanes and
dimgogs and the devil all
three to gether and ranpant
sesesinest for all such as say go go
cai[?]s go and they stay at home
speculatin of of the volenters
wives and Children and say they are
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gods servis and at the start
they were going to fite all the
time such men is left at home
and they wil Stay till gabril
will blow his horn and
hold the ofices as tite as grim
deth be fore they wold let a onies [2]
t man have one of them such men
we have a plenty of them here
the qarterly camp metin at
Shooks Cove the 2 Sunday in aug
ust i wold like for some of yoe
to be here then william yore
girl is living at linen philips
now and Johns big [denes?] is gown
to tirkey Creek John i want yoe
to rite to me i have not for got
him nor none of the rest of them
wold like to here f[r]om any of yoe at
any time william let jhn see
this leter Robert Penlands
girls prity as ever and they
say they are going to tent at the
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Camp metin so i want yoe all
to come soon as yoe can
the pople is not done plantin
Corn yet wheat is taking the
rust and i[t] looks like we will
make no wheat if the rust
is like it is some times here
thoe it loks finer than
i ever saw bfore at presant
Corn is worth 100 a bushel here
wheat $1.10 cts a bushel bacon
30 cts a pound i want yoe all
to rite and i want to see you all
and wish yoe all well and rite
soon so remanes yours ever
let the Boies see this D. B Hall
W P Z F Neaves

Washington i heard yoe had a fine
boy and i think yoe wold like to see him
and dont yoe wish he was big a nuf
to make corn for yoe

  1. honest
  2. honest
May 24, 1862


Residence (County): 
Haywood County, NC


Co. A (later Co. H), 3rd Battalion, Palmetto Light Artillery
Second Lieutenant
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
March, 2013
Michael Ellis
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