March 6th 1863.
I wrote you a letter the other day that I know made you feel badly. 1 It was hard for me to do because I love you but then I thought it would bring you to reflect. I have written another to father which I send for you to read and mail. I do not want you to exercise any judgement about whether it should be sent but I want you to send it immediately.
I am well, better than I have been for years. Every body remarks how well I look. I never set down to my meals without an appetite no go to bed without being able to sleep.
You will see from my letter that I want Fred. to come and stay with me. Keep the balance of the children with you until you can join me. If after the battle of Vicksburg I can have the Head Quarters of my Dept. where you can all be with me I will have it so and get a private teacher for the children if no other way. If they cannot come you can put them at a good school and be