and particularly so on Sundays. —But I will tell you all that I know about Mexico and the Mexicans when I see you which I do hope will not be a great while now. Fred. is in the same Brigade with me. I see him evry day. He like myself is in excellent health and has no prospect of geting out of the country on the plea of sickness. —I have one chance of geting out of Mexico soon besides going on recruiting service. Gen. Scott will grant leaves of absence to officers where there is over two to a Company. Inf my Reg.t there [are three] or four vacancies which will be fi[lled] soon [....] h and will give an oportunity for [one] or two now here to go out. Give my love to all at White Haven and do not fail to write often dearest Julia. I write but seldom myself but it is because a mail but seldom goes from here to the sea coast. Coming this way it is different for the Volunteers are constantly arriving.
When you write next tell me if Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Higgins are married or likely to be.
Adieu My Dearest Julia
ALS, DLC-USG, postmarked New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1848.
Feb.y 4th 1848
MY DEAREST JULIA
I recieved a few days ago your long sweet letter enclosing one from my father. By the same Mail I got another from home directed to Gen. Worth en[quiring] of the Gen.l my fate if I