Give my love to all at home and kiss Fred. for me. Remember me to Maj. Morrison's family and to Capt. McDowell's. Write soon to me dearest Julia and very often.
Your affectionate husband
Sacket's Harbor N. Y.
August 10th 1851
MY DEAREST JULIA
My regular day for writing has come again but this time I have no letter of yours to answer. I am looking for a long letter now evry day. I am so sorry that you are not here now. Sacket's Harbor is one of the most pleasant places in the country to spend a summer. It is always cool and healthy. There are several pleasant families in garrison and the parade ground would be such a nice place for Fred. to run. I want to see the little dog very much. You will start now very soon will you not? Evry letter I get now I shall expect to hear that you are geting ready to start. I have not got a particle of news to write you only that I am well and want to see Fred. and you very much.
I have had some very nice furnature made in garrison and otherwise our quarters look very nice. All that we want now to go to housekeeping is the table furnature. That I will not buy until you come on lest I should not please you. The furnature made in garrison is nicer than I could buy in Watertown and more substantial. It consists of lounges, chairs and a center table.
I know dearest Julia you will dislike very much to leave