Washington 2 next week however, andI may find out something there about the time we will start and if there is time I will go on to Ohio and see you. Adieu my dearest Julia. Give my love to all at home. Kiss Fred. for me. Write soon.
Your affectionate husband
I forgot to say that I found yours and Freds l[e]tter enclosing a lock of each of your hair. I put them away and will take good care of them. I am looking for a letter from you now evry day. Have you rec'd one from St. Louis yet ?
Fort Columbus, Governer's Island, N. Y.
June 28th 1852
MY DEAREST JULIA;
I was highly delighted at recieving a letter from you, so soon, written in Bethel. It relieved me from all apprehension for your safety. You have had so much experience traveling alone that you can get along as well as any lady by yourself, but having Fred. to take care of I felt uneasy until I heard that you had arrived safely. The little dog no doubt is taken care of without giving you any trouble. I miss him very much.
We still have no idea when we are to sail. The Regiment has to get two hundred more recruits before they can go; but that