Mar. 15, 1863. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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J. M. Cannonís letter of March 15, 1863

 

 

 

                       1863

This the 15 of march

my Dear wife i seet my

self a gain to rit you a few

lines whitch will inform

you that i am well at this

time hoping that those few

lines may com safe to

hand and find you and the

children all in joyen the

same blesing i havent got

eny thing strang to rit

at this time onley i recie

your kind leter the 12 inst

whitch give mee grat satisfa

ction to hear from you and

to hear that you was all

well i red hit without

eny troble and i took a

good harty cry in the tim

of hit you dont no how

i felt when i got to

 

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reading a bout my litle

children i jest had to stop and

cry a while a bout them i

doo want to see you all the

worst in the world but

ther is no chance now

for us to see each uther

now but I hope we wi

ll bee permited to see each

other a gain on earth and

that bee fore long but

if we dont let us liv

so as we may bee able to

meet in heven whir

ther ther is no parting

I think I can live as my

rit hear as I can at home

but this is the worst

place ever i saw in

my life for eny body

to do rit ther is som of

the meenest men hear i

ever waw ther was a pretty

 

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bad axident hapend hear

lastnit that com in a gang

of nigers hear and they never

saw a bum shell and they

put one of them in the

firer and hit flew out

of the fier and broke one

of ther leges and the doctor

had to cut hit off the over

seeer thinkes som of our

boyes put it in the

firer and our ofisers is

taking up som of the

boyes but i dont think

they will git eny of

them i not say eny

thing more a bout that

you must rit soon

as you git this leter

you dont now how

much good hit does

mee to git a leter fro

m home hit dos

 

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mee a heep of good

hit gives mee grat

satisfaction to hear

from home and to

hear that you air

all well i must

close my leter for

hit is night so

nothing more at

this time onley I

Remain your true

husband until deth

  J. M. Cannon  To

  Malinda Cannon

  and afectionnet

  children so fair

        Well for the present

 

 

 

This the 15 of March, 1863

My dear wife,

I seat myself  again to write you a few lines which will inform you that I am well at this time, hoping that those few lines may come safe to hand and find you and the children all enjoying the same blessing. I havenít got anything strange to write at this time, only I received your kind letter the 12th instant, which give me great satisfaction to hear from you and to hear that you was all well. I read it without any trouble, and I took a good hearty cry in the time of it. You donít know how I felt when I got to reading about my little children. I just had to stop and cry awhile about them. I do want to see you all the worst in the world, but there is no chance now for us to see each other now, but I hope we will be permitted to see each other again on earth and that before long, but if we donít, let us live so as we may be able to meet in heaven where there is no parting. I think I can live as right here as I can at home, but this is the worst place ever I saw in my life for anybody to do right. There is some of the meanest men here I ever saw. There was a pretty bad accident happened here last night. They come in a gang of Negroes here, and they never saw a bomb shell, and they put one of them in the fire and broke one of their legs, and the doctor had to cut it off. The overseer thinks some of our boys put it in the fire, and our officers is taking up some of the boys, but I donít think they will get any of them. I not say anything more about that. You must write soon as you get this letter. You donít know how much good it does me to get a letter from home. It does me a heap of good.  It gives me a great satisfaction to hear from home and to hear that you are all well. I must close my letter for it is night, so nothing more at this time, only I remain your true husband until death.

 

J. M. Cannon  To  Malinda Cannon and affectionate children. So farewell for the present.

 

 

 

 

 

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