May 30, 1863

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May 30, 1863

De Kalb Co. Ala
May 30th 1866

            Dear sister we avail ourselves of the foremost privilege of writing you a few lines[.]  The family are well as usual we are enjoying as good health as is common for people of our age[.]  Wm Dobbs and is traveling a circuit near Montavalo Ala 100 miles from hear[.] He and Martha were well[.]  30th of April everything in the way of food is very scarce here[:]  corn is $2.00 flour 7 & 8 cints bacon 25 to 30 cts per pound wheat looks tolerably well[.]   There has been the most rain here for six [?] we ever recollect to have at seen at this time of year[.]  Crops would be good if they could be worked[.]  We have not plowed more than a day or two per week in six weeks.  Emory is making a crop to himself[.]  William & Henry are making a crop for us[.]  They all came home from the war sound for which we feel very thankful[.]

Our relations in Madison were well a month or two since[.]  We were sorry to hear of the death of Brother Hackworth but rejoice that we have good ground to hope that while we are left to mourn his loss he rests happy in the Paradise of God where he is reaping the reward of his labor with his departed friends & brothers & all who washed their Robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb[.]  We do not weep as those who have no hope for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him wherefore comfort your lives [?] with these heavenly truths.  We would be glad if some of you would come and see us as often as possible[.]  Direct your letters Lebanon Ala[.]  Give our love to all the family & relations[.]  Pray for us and try to meet us in heaven to part no more[.]

             We remain yours sincerely

 [-------]  Williams

Susan C Williams

P. S.  I sent this by Wm Ashburn

 [---] Williams

 

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