paper I send you evry week?—I know Julia if you could see me now you would not know me, I have allowed my beard to grow two or three inches long. Ellen would not have to be told now that I was am trying to raise whiskers. Give my love to all at White Haven.
|Your Devoted lover|
ALS, DLC-USG, postmarked New Orleans, Feb. 18, 1846.
Corpus Christi Texas
March 3d 1846
MY DEAR JULIA
I have not recieved a letter from you since my last, but as I may not have an opportunity of writing to you again [for] several weeks I must avail my self of this chance of writing to my dear Julia. This morning before I got awake I dreamed that I was some place away from Corpus Christi walking with you leaning upon my arm, your hand was in mine and I felt very happy. How disappointed when I awoke and found that it was but a dream. However I shall continue to hope that it will not be a great while befor such enjoyment will be real and no dream. —The troops have not yet left this place but the movement is to commence now in a few days. The 4th Inf.y is the last to leave. We are to go into camp on this side of the Rio Grande just opposite to Matamoras, 1 a town of considerable importance in Mexico, and as we are informed, occupied by several thousand troops who it is believed by many will make us fight for our ground before we will be allowed to occupy it. But fight or no