Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, November 21st, 1863

Nov the 21 1863

Dear Wife

With Pleasure I Seat my Self to drop you a fu lines to let you kno that I am well and fat and I hope those fu lines ma find you and all the family engoying the same blesing of god. Alexander gut here Saterd morning with our Boxes Safe he came by Wilden to Lee divons co he starts back Monday knight I Was glad to get my Box I think I can man it this time I can eat any thing. nuthing cums rong to me you ot a have I can eat I receved all your leters I gut one from John this morning and one from Mother a fu days ago I wrote C.A. Caldwell one but got no ansur the helth of our pt[note] is som better Greer in the hosp very long I dont think he wil live the rest of our mes is tolable well S S Call is well

Well Mag you requested me to write you two or three leters I think I have dun fine in way of writing to you dont you think So two Mrs Mag I write you all the nuse I can start that I think wold do you any good I dont get any time to write day ligth is I am at work and I cant git to write at night til after 8 o clock after rool call then i comence writing to Mag when the rest is aslep the win blos my canel and mkes it glimer never do you mind Dick Tom and Hary about Soing wheat I dont low my ground to be rented on terms merce wants in my fresh land and [illegible] I hant any doubt but tha war like to cum in that way So the wheat your Self if you can get it dun if you cant So as much as you can tel uncle Jo to eat his oysters I can get the wheat cut if it is back (the letter ends here with an accompanying first draft)

Well Mag you wanted R C to write too or three letrs you must tel me wha to wrie a bout wat you wanted something a bout hiring men and Leeanders I can tel you what hires then them if you can hire him as soon as you can give alf his price dont wait too long nigers will go hi Sister and Leander study about him a wile to see if his eyes wil cum strait or not if you git the chance of a wagon by it

I beleve i have answerd all your request i am giting mity tired it is now aleven o'clock write soon and often and I will answer

give my love to all who desier it and keep Duble potion to your Self
R.C. Caldwell

to M.I. Caldwell

Hody Mag

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, November 21st, 1863
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. Robert writes that he has received Mag's box and is feeling well enough to enjoy it. He's had word from his mother and his brothers John and Dinson Caldwell, but has not heard from brother C.A. Caldwell. He gives Mag advice about renting land and getting help to sow wheat.
November 21, 1863
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