When I commence housekeeping I will probably get a soldier to cook for me, but in the mean time if any good girl offers I will engage her to come when you return.
Dearest I nothing more to write except to tell you how very very dear you are to me and how much I think of you. Give my love to all at home and write to me very soon and often. Yours devotedly
P. S. I recieved two letters here for you which I opened and read; the one from Annie Walker I forwarded to you at Bethel. One from Elen I did not send inasmuch as you would be at home so soon. Give my love to Sallie & Annie.
ALS, DLC-USG. The letter, postmarked Detroit, April 28, 1849, was sent to JDG "Care of Mr. F. Dent," her father.
May 3d 1849
Please send me one Military frock coat (Infantry) made to the measure of Capt. J. H. Gore 4th Inf.y but about ½ an inch shorter in the waist than his. Also one dark vest. —I should like to recieve the above articles before the end of this month, if possible, inasmuch as I expect to make a visit to St. Louis for a