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Earl Mills. I am 5 foot 11. I live in Vanclesive Mississippi. I am 21. On a cotton farm. I have a wife mary and our lovely six kids. And my brother inlaw Jim Smith.
My brother inlaw is going to war his name is Jim smith. He is fifteen.
He joined in 1863.
decemder 27 ,1862.
I woke up and got ready so I walked down stairs about 7 a.m. to eat breakfast with the family.
At 7:30- 8 a.m. I Helped the wife clean up the dishes and sent the kids off to do their chores.
At 8 a.m. I walk outside and go wake up the slaves so they can eat and get started. that usally takes sometime it depends on the day and how I feel.
At about 9 a.m I help pick vegetables and fruits from the garden with the slaves. I get done about 10 a.m.
It is 11 so i take a few slaves out to help me get wood for the fire place and for them to keep there sheds warm.
When i get done it is about 12 p.m. so i take the kids out to teach the slaves stuff like words and numbers.
This is our farm.
Last night I couldnt fall asleep I was to worried about you. The kids miss you already and Mary cried last night to see deeply cares about you and worries so much. If you need anything let us know we will help you and the union. We are sending caned food and clothing made from the cotton.
Havent wrote in a while i have been busy and praying for Jim. So i got to go out and pick up some medicane for my personal slave chris he is very ill. We love him deeply. I told him that when Jim gets back that they will all be free. I also got to take the kids to their grandoarents for a little. Then go take Marry out to dinner. I am sending up slaves to ohio to fight in the war to help them. Then i am having them bring supplies to familes to the men that are severing. I am sending a letter to Jim to thank him and that we love him and what is going on with the family.