May 24, 1863. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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J. M. Cannonís letter of May 24, 1863

 

                       this the 24 of may 1863

                          Camp near Canteon Missipi

Dear wife I am blest with a nother opertunity

of Riting to you whitch will in form you

that I am in tolerble good helth at this time

hoping those few lines may Com safe to

hand and find you and the children all well

I wold ov rot sooner to you if I Cold ov don

hit we hav bin travling ever  sence the 6

of may and we got to Jackson Missippi

on the 13 and on the 14 we got in to alitle

scrap with the yankes and we had to

retreat from them and they got evry thing

that we had onley what we had on and

got som of the boyes our boyes got scaterd

mitley  they have bin fiting four or five day

at vixburg our boyes is slayen them  thear

we air in hearen of them and I think we

will bee with them to morrow I wold ov

rot to you bee fore I left charleston but

I had too leters that I had got no ancer from

I wold lov to hear from you now the best

in the world if I Cold and I wold lov to

see you all one time more if I Cold but

we air  travlers now I Cant git to rit

much you need not to rit  tel I rit a

gain william Rich is mity sick at this

time hee is in the horse pitle at Canton if

you can find eny body that wants to

by them a home and wantes to pay for

hit easy you can sell them one of them

lotes of land and if one ont do you can

Let them hav too of them I am willing

to giv too of them lotes of land

 

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to git to Com if you want me

to  com you can git som body to help

you traid I must Close my leter

for this time so nthing more at this

time good by   J M Cannon to Malinda

                                                    Cannon   

 

Dear wife I had no chance to git my leter off

tell now and I thought I wold rit a few more

lines to you in forming you that I am well

hoping they may find you in Joyen the same

blesing of heven and if this leter is not too

long  giting home I want you to rit to mee soon

for I want to hear from you mity bad at

this time for I got so  fur off I think som

times I never will git to see you eny

more and if I dont I want us to liv so

as we may bee able to meet in heven

whear parting will bee no more you think

you  See a heep of trouble whitch I no you

do but you dont  see non to what the

wimen do hear whear the yankes is going

through the cuntrey taking all they hav

got from them and they kill som of them

if you rit direct your leter to Canton

Missippi in Cear of Capten morga 8

Batalen Ga volentears

When this you see Remember mee tho

meny miles a part we bee so fairy

well for this time I still remain

your true husband untel Deth

                              J. M. Cannon to :

                              malinda Cannon and

                              children

 

 

 

this the 24th of May, 1863

Camp near Canton, Mississippi

Dear wife,

I am blest with another opportunity of writing to you which will inform you that I am in tolerable good health at this time, hoping those few lines may come safe to hand and find you and the children all well.  I would of  wrote sooner to you if I could of done it.  We have been traveling ever since the 6th of May.  And we got to Jackson, Mississippi, on the 13th .  And on the 14th we got into a little scrap with the Yankees,  and we had to retreat from them, and they got everything that we had  only what we had oní   and got some of the boys.  Our boys got scattered mightily.  They have been fighting four or five days  at Vicksburg.  Our boys is slaying them there.  We are in hearing of them, and I think we will be with them tomorrow.  I would of wrote to you before I left Charleston, but I had two letters that I had got no answer from.  I would love to hear from you now the best in the world if I could.  And I would love to see you all one time more if I could, but we are travelers now.  I canít get to write much.  You need not to write Ďtil I write again.  William Rich is mighty sick at this time.  He is in the hospital at Canton.  If you can find anybody that wants to buy them a home and wants to pay for it easy, you can sell them one of them lots of land. And if one wonít do, you can let them have two of them.  I am willing to give two of them lots of land to get to come.  If you want me to come, you can get somebody to help you trade.  I must close my letter for this time, so nothing more at this time.  Good-by.  J. M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

 

Dear wife,

I had no chance to get my letter off Ďtil now, and I thought I would write a few more lines to you, informing you that I am well, hoping they may find you enjoying the same blessing of heaven.  And if this letter is not too long getting home, I want you to write to me soon, for I want to hear from you mighty bad at this time.  For I got so far off, I think  sometimes I never will get to see you any more.  And if I donít, I want us to live so as we may be able to meet in heaven where parting will be no more.  You think you see a heap of trouble, which I know you do, but you donít  see none to what the women do here where the Yankees is going through the country taking all they have got from them, and they kill some of them.  If you write, direct our letter to Canton, Mississippi, in care of Captain Morgan, 8th Battalion Georgia Volunteers. When this you see, remember me though many miles apart we be. So farewell for this time.  I still remain your true husband until death.

J. M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon and children 

 

 

 

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