25, 1863
Ala Talapoosa Country August the
Dear Husband I seat my self to wrght to
inform you that me an the children are all well
and I hope to the lord it may find you well
and doing well I have nothin worth you atten
tion I recive you letter to day and it giv me
much Joy but was sory that you cold not
get to come home but I hope the day will
come soon when you can come I fele
much better then I did whien I roat to
you be fore I am glad to think that you
is doing as well as you ar harris you wan
to no how I lik you ambertip O lord I
do love it I do think it is the pretest thing
in the world I shore it to Amon an
litte Aley and Aley nose it the minet
she lays hir eyes one it and kiss it
an cald par harris you wanted to no
how much money white braut hom
he brough that bo[?] an six
handard an 81 dolles you wanted
to no how much more I had sold
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I sold 23 ½ an I have got that for
the old man yet he ses that he
will taket as soon as he can get
the money harris I have not bought
no wheat yet I thought I wold biy
som flour but it is so high I dont
no wheather to do it or not my
Dear an a fe affetionaet husband
you wish to no whoo was staying
with me indianer is with me now
I send word to Mrs. birse to get
me a negro woman They ses they
is a plenty of them in natasalgo
for the victuals and close an if
that the case I will have me one
harris you sent me a ambertype
case an you did not say Whether
for me to have my ambrotype taken
or not I have it taken I shell sen[d]
it to you Well it is geten late in the
night I must close by saying good nigh
tell I sea you an I hope it will be soon
Malinda Averett
I hope god will be with you in all of you trouble and trials in this war I will send you them things by Mrs. Sanford nex week

August 25, 1863


Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Tallapoosa County, AL


Co. B, 55th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Tallapoosa County, AL


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Rebekah Fitzgerald
Transcription Date: 
April, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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