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Letter of Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

Title

Letter of Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

Description

In this letter, Martha Poteet wrote her husband, Francis Poteet, informing him about some of the hardships the Poteet family faced while Mr. Poteet was away fighting in the war. Mrs. Poteet implored him to ask for furlough so Mr. Poteet could come home and help bring in the July harvest due to the lack of men able to help her.

Creator

Martha Hendley Poteet

Source

"Civil War Collection," North Carolina
Digital Collection, accessed October 2, 2014,
http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll8/id/2067/rec/12.

Date

1864-06-16

Contributor

Brandon Denton

Type

Document

Coverage

McDowell County, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

June the 16                  1864

Dear husband  I cant get no
person to cut my wheat  the
men says that they dont know
what will be don with the
wheat for there aint men to
cut it and if I dont get Mine
cut me and the children
will be bound to suffer  I would
like for you to show this to your
Capt and tell him if he pleases
to let you come home a few
days the first of July to take
Care of it for me  I have about 8
bushels sowed and no person
to cut a straw of it  it rains
so much that we cant get
to work the corn scearsley and
the Mare has had the distemper
and scurvey but is better now
I had her bled and I want to
know what to do with hink

Bibliography

Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll8/id/2067/rec/12

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Martha Hendley Poteet , Letter of Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 23, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/905.