April the [1863]
Derest David i will now
write you a few lines in ancer
to yours witch i receivd to day
you wrote as if you had hard
times a bout s[o]me thing to eat
i am sorow to heare that i
wose inn hops you wood git plenty
to eat i am sorow to heare of you
moveing i am a fraid you will
heft to go to fare but if you
go to [?????] you will git some
thing to eat may by take the
best care of youre self you can
ann try to be well an bee as well
contented as you can fore me an
lius will do all we cann to make
some corne an i will do all i can
to take care what we have heare
dont bee unesey a bout our litle
chillern i will do all i cann
[top margin]
nore we cante heare no one at [1]
any price we cold give Nancy M
[page 2]
to take cure of them my litle
babe iss a litle sicke she is a
cuting teeth it makes her veary
fretfull she hase too teeth an can
crall but she dont grow Billey looks
well an harty lius gits a long veary
well with his worke he hase gote
all of this bige field an our potate
i hant gote no won to stay with
me larke an me hase bein a tryin
to gitt a boy but thea ar all ingaged
we will plant all we cun an try to
git some won to help ho it lius
dose veary well he ant dise please
me inn the leaste pap iss a
fixing to move i hant sold out your
land yet nor i dont recon will
soon pap hase you a good place pict out
fore you wenn you come home
i wiche you cold bee at home i am
afraide that iss impo[s]ibull fore a
while me an larke hase binn
try to git some on to take your plaise
[right margin]
but hant don it yet

  1. hire
Date Note: 
April 1863


Residence (County): 
Cherokee County, AL


Co. C, 6th Georgia Cavalry, 4th Georgia Cavalry, and Co. C, 13th Alabama Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cherokee County, AL


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
March, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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