Jan. 10, 1863. J.M. Cannon to Malinda Cannon

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                                                            January the 10th 1863

      Secessionville S C                                     January the 10

Dear wife hit is through the goodnes

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 in joyen the same

blessing I havent eny thing of intrust

to comunicat to you at this time onley

our batalien is in good helth now

we dont git eny thing to eat hardly

we git alitle beef once aday and hit

is the poorest beef you ever saw eny

body eat in your life we hav to eat

hit or nothing hit is the hardest

living ever i saw but they all look

well and harty they think we will

bee atacked at this place soon now

but i dont see eny sign of hit now

you dont now how bad i want to

see you all now hit wold bee

agrat satisfaction to mee now to

bee at home now with you all

and nocking about around home

I want to heer from you once a weak

eny how i now you Cant rit and

you will have a bad chnce to git

hit doni can rite one evry day

 

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i havent eny thing els to do now

our Company is still under arest

and i dont now how long

they will keep us under arest

they cant hurt non of the privits

i dont think hit will go prety

hard with som of the ofercis i think

they hav Coment trying them to

day and when they git don i

will to you again if you hant

got no stampes i will send you

som children i want you to

bee good children and mind

your mother tell i com home

and then i will think a heep of you

I must Close my leter so nothing

more at this time onley i Remanes

your loving husband untel dth

 

      J. M. Cannon

         To   malinda Cannon

 

              and children

 

 

 

              January the 10th, 1863

    Secessionville, S. C.        January the 10

Dear wife,

It is through the goodness of God that I am permitted to write to you again informing you that I am well at this time, hoping when those few lines comes to hand they may find you enjoying the same blessing.  I havenít anything of interest to communicate to you at this time, only our battalion is in good health now.  We donít get anything to eat hardly.  We get a little beef once a day, and it is the poorest beef you ever saw anybody eat in your life.  We have to eat it or nothing.  It is the hardest living ever I saw, but they all look well and hearty.  They think we will be attacked at this place soon now, but I donít see any sign of it now.  You donít know how bad I want to see you all now.  It would be a great satisfaction to me now to be at home now with you all and knocking about around home.  I want to hear from you once a week anyhow.  I know you canít write, and you will have a bad chance to get it done.  I can write one every day.  I havenít anything else to do now.  Our Company is still under arrest, and I donít know how long they will keep us under arrest.  They canít hurt none of the privates.  I donít think it will go pretty hard with some of the officers.  I think they have commenced trying them today, and when they get done I will [write] to you again.  If you havenít got no stamps, I will send you some.  Children, I want you to be good children and mind your mother Ďtil I come home, and then I will think a heap of you.  I must close my letter so nothing more at this time, only I remain your loving husband until death.

 

J. M. Cannon


To Malinda Cannon and children

 

 

 

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