Jan 13th 1862
No 2
Dear Sister
I write you A Few Lines I am well to Day
hoping when these Lines Reach you they May find
you well & enjoying your Self well
though I havent Nothing very interesing to write you
from what I hear their is Some hops of peace between
the North & South I hear if it be so in the Northern
Congress they have tuke A vote on it & I hear the
yeas was Sixty to Neas Sixteen if it be so peace will
be Made it is thought in A bout three months
whitch I wood Not be Suprised My Self
I will Close as i havent Nothing interesting to
write Give My Respects To All In Enquiring
Friends Especialy to the Girls & Except the Same to
your Self I Remains yours Truly
W.. T. Martin Mary E. Martin
To Ana.. T. Martin, Dear Ana
I must write you A Line I havent forgot them presents
I promised you & Sisy & Docter yet I think the
Next time I go to the city I will get them & Send
to you I will Close for this time
I Remains your Soon untill Death Wm. T. Martin
Oliver. Martin
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Father I wrote to you in My other Leter
that we wood Draw money in A Short time
it will be the 15th of Febuary before we draw
& I also wrote that I could Not Send you any
but I have conclued as you Need Money to pay
your taxis to Send you Some I want to Send you
twen or twenfive Dollars I think that Much will
Pay your taxis very hansemly
I Send a Leter by John Hull & ambrotyp
to you write in your Next Leter whether you have
Got them or Not & write whether the ambrotyp was
Damage any or Not
write to me in your Next Leter how Much Meat
you cill this winter & how Much your bigest hog
wheis you wrote to Me that the wider Colwell
was A going to lend part of your Land Down at
Franks write whether She is A going to Live down their
or at the plaies She is Still Living.
I have live in Camps Now Six Months & I am
begining to think Sorter hard of you for Not writing
No oftener than you do I dont think that I have got
but Seven Leter from you since I have bin in the Island
I think Shorely you ought to write to Me every three weeks
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Elisibith Martin
Dear Step Mother I Drope you A few
Lines though I havent No News to
write to you I Received the Pants
Wescoat whitch you Sent to Me
the Pants I havent tried on yet
the wescoat is two Small for Me
though I will Make out with them
thanking you kindly for them for they
was A fine Present to Me and I Stood
Very much in Need of them
I have grown So Much that it is im posible
for you to Make Cloths for Me
I am Now Larger than My
Father My weight is Now 175 pounds
I wil Now bring My Short Lines to
Close Giving you My best Respets
Elisibeth Martin
Oliver Martin
Wm. T. Martin

January 13, 1862


Col. F, 1st Regiment, Orr's Rifles, South Carolina Volunteers
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC
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Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


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South Carolina
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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