Apr. 17, 1864. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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                                      Camp near

                                      Dolton

April      the      17the      1864

Dear wife I now imbrace the

present opertunity of Riting

you Afew more linese to let

you no how I am at this time

My helth is still im proving

My leges is sore and stiff yet

but I think they will git beter

I hope those few lines may com

safe to your kind and afection

hands in du time and find you

and the children all well and

Do ing well I hav no newse to

Rit to you that will interest

you I dont think I will git to

com home soon I think I will

git to driv a wagon I think I had

drother do that than to walk and

tot my loding hit will bee

liter on mee if I dont git in

 

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with the wagon train I think

I will go to the caverley I can git

ther I dont recken Mr Boman

wantes mee or ese hee wold ov

bin after mee bee fore now I

want you to do the best you Can

and take as good cear of the things

as you can you dont no how bad I

want to see you and the children

I cant tell what I wold giv to git

to see you to day I want you to

rit to mee soon and tell mee how

you air giting a long with your

work and how the wheet looks and

how you air making out I wold lov

to hear from you once or twist a

weak if i cold we hav som good meeting

up hear I must close I remain

your loving husband untel deth

    J. M. Cannon      To

    Malinda Cannon         Rit soon

 

 

 

Camp near Dalton [Georgia]

April the 17th, 1864

Dear wife,

I now embrace the present opportunity of writing you a few more lines to let you know how I am at this time.  My health is still improving.  My legs is sore and stiff yet, but I think they will get better.  I hope those few lines may come safe to your kind and affectionate hands in due time and find you and the children all well and doing well.  I have no news to write to you that will interest you.  I donít think I will get to come home soon.  I think I will get to drive a wagon.  I think I had rather do that than to walk and tote my loading.  It will be lighter on me.  If I donít get in with the wagon train, I think I will go to the cavalry.  I can get there.  I donít reckon Mr. Boman wants me or else he would have been after me before now.  I want you to do the best you can and take as good care of the things as you can.  You donít know how bad I want to see you and the children.  I canít tell what I would give to get to see you today. I want you to write to me soon and tell me how you are getting along with your work and how the wheat looks and how you are making out.  I would love to hear from you once or twice a week if I could.  We have some good meeting up here.  I must close.  I remain your loving husband until death.

   J. M. Cannon        To

   Malinda Cannon               Write soon!

 

 

 

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