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Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A. Elliott
Letter #8

Note:  This letter was on the same sheet of paper as letter #7 and was written in pencil   

Pitt County Greenville N C
February 22, 1863

Dear Father I take my pen in hand to rite you a few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope these few lines may find you all enjoying the same good blessings.  I have nothing of interest to rite you at this time.  We left Tarboro the 20.  We had to march 32 miles in 2 days.  It rains nearly all the time down heare.  It is raining now.  I am nearly drouned.  I was in the rain all last night.  We are station about quarter of mile from Greenville and the tar River.  I rote part of my letter the 19 but I never had no chance to send it so I will have to close my letter for I am nearly drouned and as cold as I can be.  So direct your Pitt Co Greenville N C Rite soon.

To Richard W Elliott

William A. Elliott

W A Elliott  R W E
Powel Auten is well. you can let his people no

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