Jan. 5, 1863. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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Secessionville S. C.      January the 5, 1863

Dear wife hit is through the good nes

and kindnes of god that i am permited

to Rit to you again in forming you that

i am well at this time hoping when

those few lines Comes to hand they

may find you and all the children well

and doing well i havent got eny thing of

in trust to rit to you only i recievd

your kind leter dated the 26 of december

whitch i red with pleasure i was glad

to hur from you and i was sorrow to

hur that you was so lonsom i wold

lov to bee with you the best in the

world if i cold but i donít see eny

chance now i dont think hit will

bee long now til peas is maid som

of the bigest ones thinkes hit will

close soon now we git a heep of good

newes from our  peaple and from the yank

too they want the war to stop six mon

ths they want to hold a convention

to see what they can do i donít wat

you to think that you cant stay

at home hit ds troble mee to hur hit

you cant stay at home i red your

kind leter until i got wher John

and Martha was asking wher is

 

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pap i was Compeld to shed

som tears and i cant help hit

now when i think of them hit

is all that i can do to bair hit if

i nod you had not got your salt

yet i wold by som here and send home

i Can git hit at ten dollars per

bushel you must do the best you

Can tel i com home if i ever com

and if i never com home i want

us all to liv so as we all may bee

able to mee in heven wher                     

ther is no more parting I must

com to a close with my leter by

say ing to you that you must

Rit evry chance you git and tell

mee all the newse and how you

air making out i never new how

well i lov you all bee fore if I can

git home eny more i will stay with

you i must Cose my leter for

hit is nigt so fairewell.

 

          J. M. Cannon

 

          To Malinda Cannon

       and children

you must bee good children

 

 

 

Secessionville, S. C.                                                                  January the 5th, 1863

Dear wife,

It is through the goodness and kindness of God that I am permitted to write to you again informing you that I am well at this time, hoping when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and all the children well and doing well.  I havenít got anything of interest to write to you, only I received your kind letter dated the 26 of December, which I read with pleasure.  I was glad to hear from you, and I was sorry to hear that you was so lonesome.  I would love to be with you the best in the world if I could, but I donít see any chance now.  I donít think it will be long now Ďtil peace is made.  Some of the biggest ones thinks it will close soon now.  We get a heap of good news from our people and from the Yankees, too.  They want the war to stop six months.  They want to hold a convention to see what they can do.  I donít want you to think that you canít stay at home.  It does trouble me to hear it [that] you canít stay at home.  I read your kind letter until I got where John and Martha was asking, ďWhere is Pap?Ē  I was compelled to shed some tears, and I canít help it now.  When I think of them it is all that I can do to bear it.  If I knowed you had not got your salt yet, I would buy some here and send home.  I can get it at ten dollars per bushel.  You must do the best you can Ďtil I come home, if I ever come.  And if I never come home, I want us all to live so as we all may be able to meet in heaven where there is no more parting.  I must come to a close with my letter by saying to you that must write every chance you get and tell me all the news and how you are making out.  I never knew how well I love you all before.  If I can get home anymore I will stay with you.  I must close my letter for it is night.

So farewell.

                            J. M. Cannon

 

                            To Malinda Cannon

                       and children

You must be good children

 

 

 

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