March the 5 1863
Dere sister and Brouther i take this opertuity to rite to you to
in forme you that we er all well at pressent and thank
god for it and hope thes fue linse will find you all in
tha same state opf helth Dear aunt and Uncle I seat myself [1]
down to finish this letter for Mother she was not able to do it
she has got the cold so bad and takes her so long for she is
geting so neverous she so for she is getting so old she will soon be
68 years old she was so anxious to hear from you for she rote a
letter to you last fall and neve got no awnser she dont no
weather you got it or no she rote to you tell her where
your boys boys is was and you never rote where they was or
if they was in the union army or if they was in the rebell
army or no and she wants to know what regiment theye
are in and what company and where to direct to them for
if she k[n]ew She would rite to them dear aunt we know
how you feel for we have to mourn the loss of one so
near and dear to us for Father has joined the army and gone
down in Tennessee but thank god we still have hope of
seeing him once more if not in this world I hope we will in the
next to come and thank God he bought us a home be
fore he left us we now live in Harrisburg we have been
liveing here six months Fathe has been in the army 7
months he paid 100.75 one hundred and seventy five dollars
for this home it has one room down stairs and a kitched and
two rooms up stairs and half of a lot we have plenty to eat and
drink and wear a[???] plenty around us we have ben
[page 2]
very bad weather here for it rains one day and snows the
next and next day it is very pretty I gess I tell you about
the market here butter is 15 cents eggs is 12 cents wheat is a
1 dollar a bushel corn is 45 cents potatoes is 75 cents a bushel
callico is 25 & 26 cents a yard muslin is 30 40 and 50 60 cents a
yard and every thing is high last fall we could get calico
for 10 and 12 cents and muslin for 15-16 cents a yard and good
at that to and coffee is 30 cents sugar is 12 & 14 cents a
pound but mother said she neve would drink rye coffee
if it was 50 cents a pound and she wants you & uncle george to come an
take a good cup of coffee with her and and smoke with
your pipe up side down and have a good chat with
you once more she said that you must come [out?]
here for you could live better than in there any way
I just finished a letter to Becca Haun Uncle Riss was
up to see them two weeks ago Uncle John Haun wanted to
know where to direct a letter to you he is coming down in
the spring Rebecca keeps house for her father in springfield
if you want to me and mother direct to Harrisburg
Franklin County Ohio I gess I have given you all of the
news give my love to all enquireing frends Mother sends
her love to you and uncle george and Charley and Betsy
Martin and all of your family so no more at present
I still remain your affectionate Sister Catherine R Sheeders
from your Neice Lizzie Sheeders
[page 3]
P S Dear aunt you ought to come out hear for
there is so many Eastern folks out hear and in the
spring there is a nother family going to move out
in spring a man by the name of John Stall he is
married to old John Hartles Daughter he came
out and bough 75 acres for a farm dear aunt if you
wish to rite to pap direct to Nashville Tennesee 113 regt
Co G OVI by way of Louisville Ky to follow the
Regt and it will be sure to go to him Aunt kate
Martin sends her love to all of you

so no more at
rite soon and give us
all of the news
excuse all mistakes

Lizzie Sheeders [2]

  1. Change in handwriting mid line
  2. Lizzie was born ca. 1849
March 6, 1863


Residence (County): 
Bedford County, PA
Residence (County): 
Bedford County, PA


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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2013
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