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Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864

Title

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864

Description

Martha feared that the children had measles and pleaded for Francis to stay out of the fighting as much as possible. Martha was worried that she might need Francis back home in case the children were sick because of the declining health of her brother Thomas. Martha also worried that she would not be able to prepare for that winter without any help, and she was also looking for a house at the time. She was concerned that if she could not get the one she wanted, then she and the children would have to move back to her mother's home.

Creator

Martha Hendley Poteet

Source

"Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 30, 1864," State Archives of North Carolina, accessed October 2, 2014, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll8/id/2194/rec/34.

Date

1864-08-30

Contributor

Brandon Denton

Type

Document

Coverage

McDowell County, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

Mcdowell Co teusday
August 30th 1864

Dear husband I seat my self this evning to let you know we are onley tolerable well the children is complaining I expect they are taking Measels but I do hope this will reach your kind hands and find you will I want you to keep out of them fights as much as you can they say that pease will be made before 3 Months I hope and pray that it will be made so that you can come home you know that I see hard times with out you I hav 41 dollars of your silver yet but I dont know how long I will hav it I haint no confederate Money to pay postage there is 22 lbs salt coming to me and I cant get it for want [of?] [Money?] I am going to try to borrow [it?] [if?] I can I hav to go barfooted and my health aint very good I dont no where I will get lether for winter or not it is very high heard from brother Thomas

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Martha Hendley Poteet, Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864, Civil War Era NC, accessed June 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/948.