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Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, November 4th, 1863

Date: Nov. 04 1863 | Identifier: 845.1.e.9
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to his wife Mag Caldwell. Robert is serving as a private in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery near Wilmington, N.C. He writes about his health, which is better, informs Mag that he has filed only State and county tax returns, and advises her about the farm crops and hired help. more...

Nov the 4 1863

Dear friend and wife

By the help of god I am able to answer your kind leters which I receved to day it found me beter I am puting up winter quarters I am a goood abe beter I am at work and i hope those fu lines may find you engoying the Same Blessing of god I have nuthing of intrs to write Sam is porly yet the rest of our famley is Better

I think I will git along now you wanted at Sum Thing about my tax return I dident return no mony

I dident make no return at tawl but my State and county tax that is all count on paying for I had to give a refunding Bond for my mony I dident cal it my one til that Bond was lifted I returned nothing dont you I think I am paying him a nuf tax my all in the confdrert if you can git Hen Welch take him I woold perfur him before Ellie if you cant Soot your Self beter Sow both the first fields in wheat Welch field in oats (letter stops--pages missing or lost).

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