Aug. 17, 1863. Malinda Cannon to J.M. Cannon

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17    1863

this August the

My Dear companion

it is with the most pleasure that have

seated My self this eavening for

the purposs of droping you a few

lines in order that you may no that

we are all well at this time and i

truly hope thos few lines May reach

youre cind hand in due time and

find you enjoying a reasenable

potion of good health i herd from

you sence the letter you sent by

Andrue Phillips and i started

you a letter by Mail that day

was a week ago and as there is

a chance for me to send you

a few lines by hand to let

you no that we was all well

i haint any thing new to rite

only i wood Give any thing in

this world if i only could have

the pleasure of seeing you

this eavening but we are a long

Distant a part and that Deprives

 

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us of all our pleasure I want

you if it is in your power to get

to come and stay tell you get able

for Deuty it seems to me like that

if you Dont get to come home before

long that I never will get to seen

you again I have studded about you

havein to ly there with out any

blanket or any pillar tell

it it seems like that i cant

standit at tall i cant sleep of

a nite for hard studing it looks

like it is more than i can bear to

stand it much longer but i trust

and pray that it is god will

to lead you though these battles

safe and that you my come home to

youre famly and a few more day

in pleasure i hope the time is

groing short that pease will be made

and you can come home no more only

remain youre loveing wife tell

Death rite soon fail not from

Mrs Malinda Canon to J M Canon

 

 

 

This August the 17, 1863

My dear companion,

It is with the most pleasure that [I] have seated myself this evening for the purpose of dropping you a few lines in order that you may know that we are all well at this time, and I truly hope those few lines may reach your kind hand in due time and find you enjoying a reasonable portion of good health.  I heard from you since the letter you sent by Andrew Phillips, and I started you a letter by mail that day was a week ago, and as there is a chance for me to send you a few lines by hand to let you know that we was all well.  I havenít anything new to write, only I would give anything in this world if I only could have the pleasure of seeing you this evening, but we are a long distance apart, and that deprives us of all our pleasure.  I want you, if it is in your power, to get to come and stay Ďtil you get able for duty.  It seems to me like that, if you donít get to come home before long, that I never will get to see you again.  I have studied about you having to lie there without any blanket or pillow Ďtil it seems like that I canít stand it at all.  I canít sleep of a night for hard studying.  It looks like it is more than I can bear to stand it much longer, but I trust and pray that it is Godís will to lead you through these battles safe and that you may come home to your family and a few more days in pleasure.  I hope the time is growing short that peace will be made and you can come home.  No more, only [I] remain your loving wife Ďtil death.  Write soon!  Fail not!

From Mrs. Malinda Cannon to J. M. Cannon

 

 

 

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