with a short letter with the very good intention of writing you a very long one in answer to the first one I get from you. Mr. Porter has not heard from Mrs. Porter since she arrived at her mothers infact has not heard that she did arrive. She has been gone now nearly two months. Mrs. Wallen is very well; she enquires when I heard from you last when ever she sees me but unfortunately I have to tell her that I never hear. Miss Fanny Morrison is married I presume. The Captain is building a very comfortable house for her and Higgins. He says he expects Miss Clara along. Mr. Hazlitt wishes to be reminded to all at White Haven. 1
|Yours as ever|
ALS, DLC-USG, postmarked Natchitoches, June 25, 1845.
N. Orleans Barracks La.
July 6th 1845
MY DEAR JULIA
I recieved your letter a day or two before leaving Camp Salubrity but after we knew that we were to go. 1 You dont know how glad I was to get it at that time. A weeks longer delay in writing to me and I probably would not have heard from you for months, for there is no telling where we are going or how letters will have to be directed so as to reach us. Our orders are for the Western borders of Texas but how far up the Rio Grand is hard to tell. My prediction that I would recieve but few letters more at Camp Salubrity has proven very true. I hope you have sent me a letter by Mr. Higgins. How unfortune Miss Fanny has been. The Brevets that are going to Texas are probably