17 November 1864: “Tell her to knit another pair just like them onley a litle larger round”

Item Description: Letter to James B. and E. Knight from their son, James F. Knight, near Kinston, NC.  He writes to thank his parents for the package containing figs, bacon, and gloves.  He asks that they knit him more gloves so he can sell them for $10 to others.



Item Citation: Folder 2 in the John R. Peacock Papers, 1895-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

Camp Whiten near Kinston N.C.

Nov the 17/64

Dear Father and Mother

Yours of the 11 come to hand in due time. I was glad to her that you was all well this learns me well and fairing well truly hoping. these few lines may go safe. to hund and fin of you and famley all well I have no nuse to write at present though I can say to you that Mr. Williams got back monday night you cant tell how proud I was to git that box it like to a made a fool of me when I smelt that backen. Tell the girls that I a thousand time a blige to them for them figs. I am more than a thousand times a blige to you for the Rest of the things turn over. Tell Moley that when I saw them gloves I was proud as a niger with a head shirt. Tell her to knit another pair just like them onley a litle larger round and send them to me by C. L. Vick when he goes home he is got a furlow sent up now. I can git ten dollars for them & other if you and waring them shoes you may send them to me. So I must close by saying write soon fail not exchuse my short leter I still remain yours son untill death.

J. F. Knight to J. B. & E. Knight

Write soon fail not. I weigh 170 lbs yours truly J. F. Knight to J. B. & E. Knight

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