Feb 6th 1864
Sir, I take this opportunity in writing in regards to the past incident regarding the hens, the corn, and the beef that the Home Guard took from me and I can not get the pay without an order from you. They paid for the Beef but would not pay for anything else. You will please do so and order a payment so that they may do so. I am respectfully,
Source: Christopher Watford, ed. The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers’ and Civilians’ Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865, Volume 1. Original in the John McKee Sharpe Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.