P. S. I am going to write to you evry two weeks if I have an opportunity to write so you may know if you dont get letters that often that some of them are lost
ALS, DLC-USG, envelope marked "Pt Isabel Oct 24," 1846.
Camp Near Monteray Mex.
Oct. 20th 1846
MY DEAR JULIA
How very very lonesome it is here with us now. I have just been walking through camp and how many faces that were dear to the most of us are missing now. Just one month ago this night the 4th Inf.y left this camp not to return again until it had lost three of its finest officers. (Lt. Graham has since died) 1 I came back to my tent and to drive away, what you call the Blues, I took up some of your old letters, written a year or so ago and looked them over, I next took up a Journal that I kept whilst at Jefferson Barrack and read as far as to where I had mentioned "that of late I could read but very little for I was so busy riding about and occationally visiting my friends in the country—who by the way are becoming very interesting." 2 That part Julia must have been written about the time I first found that I loved you so much. It brought the whole matter to mind and made me think how pleasantly my time passed then. It seems very hard that I should not be able now to spend a few days in the year as I did then evry week. How long this state of things is to continue is yet a problem but it is to be hoped not long. When you walk