15 April 1862 Argyle, North Carolina Confederate Letter For Sale
Argyle P.O. N. Carolina
April 15th, 1862
Billy told one to finish his letter. I don’t know what more he had to write but I know I haven’t got much to write only we are well what few there are of us.
We heard from John Saturday night. He said Ben was very sick with fever. Papa started for Kingston Sunday morning. Ben has been lingering for some time I guess but was not very sick until last week. John’s letter was written Thursday. We have not heard from him and he was so fleshy. I don’t think he could stand the fever very well if John had of sent him to a private house. I think I would have been much better for I know he will not be well attended to for John cannot stay with him without he got permission from his general since he wrote.
Papa did not get your bacon yet. It is very high now. It is from 25 to 30 cents per pound and pork is very high. I don’t know the price exactly. He is looking up wild hogs and fattening them. I expect if you would come down and help him catch them he would give them to you.
Well Neill, Miss Hattie McJadyen has been quite low with the measles but now getting better. I hope she will soon be well. The family are afraid her cough will turn to consumption. Daniel has got pretty well but has not gone back to camp on account of Wiel’s being sick. He will go when she gets well. The company is about Goldsboro somewhere.
I don’t know what to think of Jane. It has been nearly three weeks since we heard from her. We have been looking for her home ever since Christmas. I hope she will come home soon for I am mighty lonesome. I wish you could come home too but I know you are mighty busy. All the seeds that Ma planted are up and doing very well so far. Ma says you must try and get you (a) wife pretty soon if you intend getting one at all. She wove a piece of cloth for you when she thought you were coming down but you did not come and she cut it up. Its very well you didn’t come for you can’t sell cotton in town now I don’t believe. I must stop. You must write soon and a long letter. Our folks don’t seem to write many letters these times.
We got your epaulettes and sash. If you want your sash I expect we might send it in the mail. I believe Confederate have no use for epaulettes.
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