Reese4

Transcription: 

[missing first page, probably written in October 1862]

tena I did not put as mutch in
this lettr as I wanted to Rite when
you Rite to mee I want you to let mee
now hoo tuck your hogs to fatten and
what you hav dun with the Calvs
I wanted you to git Sum Boddey to
winter them I will pay for it and if
you got them t<?>ps from Coock
and hoo you air giting your Bred
from and what tha air charging you
pur Buchel I Rote A letter to
hunsucker the other day I wanted him
to go and see you and See if he Cood git
A letter to mee to let mee no how you
was All dooing tena I hav suferd A
grat deel of un Easness ABout you all
I havent hearn A word from you
Sence I lef greenvill I must Cum
to A Clos may God Bless you all
tell margrett and Cis to Be good to
thair little Brothers tell Bru I will
Brin him A nife when I Cum home
that his pap has not for got his loocks
the morning he left home he Run when
I told him good By and tell tena that
I hant furgot how sweet She youst
to Kiss mee no I hant I wish I
Cood get a peepe at hur face to day
I intend to try to Cum home when we
draw ouer money I think maby I will
[last page]
Be detailed to Cum hom to tak thair
money home and to git Blankits for
Componey we hav But one Blankit A
peace we got our over Coats Suth things
as thair tha air tow Chane and fild
with dog hair or goats hair mine is A
little difernt from the Rest it is
tow Chane and fild with hemp tena
this is the truth if John did tell it
Vances Regmant is 22 mils blow nox
vill tha air on thair way hear thair
waiting for trans po tracian on the
Cars tena I Saw Sum of my kin
folks two of Jackson Reese Boys I did
not no that I had any Conneccian
tell now in this Contrey tha say tha
liv in Smith County Middle tenns
see A Bout 40 mils from hear tha
Belong to 28 tennessee Regment tena
I want you to Rite to mee as soon as you
find out that the letters is Cuming
to us you dont no how Bad I want
to hear from you I will Send you one
By ever one that gits to go home from
hear if you air lik mee it dus you A
good deel of ood to hear from mee tena
Remember mee and pray for mee that I
may doo Better than I Ever hav and that
my last days may Be the Best days tena
fair well for A while John W Reese
to Cristena V Rees

Date: 
Date Note: 
probably written in October 1862
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. F, 60th NC Inf
Rank: 
Private
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC

From

From Note: 
Not Listed

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 
Buncombe

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
January, 2008
Proofer: 
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2008

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