1863 July 26



July 26, 1863

Mistress S. V. Bankston

Dear wife,

We got here safe next morning and found Harmon doing tolerable well.

I had bad luck with my eggs.  I got about thirty dozen of eggs broke.  I sold the rest for seventy-five cents.

Dozen chickens – I got twelve at twelve and a half cents apiece.

The butter I sold for one dollar and fifty cents a pound.

I am tolerable well.

Jane will finish.

S. J. Bankston


July 26, 1863

Susan R. Harden

Dear Sister,

I take the present time to write you a line to let you know how we are doing well.  Harmon is doing very well.

I reckon we will start home tomorrow.  The doctor let Harmon go as far as Macon  I think if he got there, we can get him home.

He has had the measles.  He said he was broke out last week, but sick as ever.  I don’t think there is any danger in catching them from him.  I do not believe there is anyone else got the measles here.

Sammy said to tell some of you to meet him at Milner day after tomorrow.

If we don’t get Harmon off from Macon, I may stay with him a while.  I think maybe we will get him off from there.  I had rather he would be there than here.  I like to stay here very well.

There is so many sick here, it makes me uneasy to stay here.  There is no man in this room very sick now.  You can’t imagine nothing about it, without you was to see it.  The doctor is very kind here.

I am sitting by Harmon, writing.  Mollie keeps me straight, you better believe it.  I can’t half write, there is so many talking and in a stew.

We haven’t ate all of our victuals up yet.  Harmon wouldn’t eat any of them peaches, nor apple.  He ate two or three mouthfuls just a little while ago.

I must close, as Sammy wants to mail it and I need tend to Mollie.

I will write more the next time.  Farewell for the present.

N. J. Harden