Mr. W.W. Batts
Please send for your Negro and get mine and bring her to your house, if you please, and I will come to your house this Evening.
Jany the 1 1860 W.H. Edwards
William Woodard Batts wrote on the back of the above letter: “Permit Lewis to carry this to W.H. Edwards, W.W. Batts”
Across the face of the letter he wrote: “Henry, I will do what this calls for. I will bring her as far as my house. W.W. Batts.”
From The Confederate Letters of William Henry Edwards of Wilson County, North Carolina, Hugh B. Johnston, editor (1977).