West Point N. Y.
July 13th 1851
MY DEAREST JULIA
I wrote to you last from Quebec on last Sunday. 1 In that letter I gave you a little discription of the place and my travels. From there I returned to Montreal and thence up lake Champlagne. My trip has been a very pleasant one and I really felt very glad to get back to the old place where I spent, what then seemed to me, an interminable four years. Evry thing looks as natural as can be, and although I only got here yesterday evry thing seems like home. I should really like very much to be stationed here. Most of the officers are persons who were cadets with me In passing up lake Champlagne the boat stoped for a few minuets at Plattsburg, but I did not see Capt. Wallen 2 or any of the officers stationed there.
I shall leave here to-morrow, probably not to visit the place again—for years. When I get back to Sacket's Harbor I shall remain there until I am ordered away or go to meet you. I suppose I will findletter at the Harbor from you in which you will say something about when you expect to return. I want to see you and Freddy very much, now particularly, since we are where we can keep house. I will get evrything as comfortable as I can as soon as I go back so that when you come back there will not be much but some little furnature, crockery &c. to get to commence
I occationally see accounts from St. Louis stating that there has been so many deaths, from Cholera,the city for the last week. These accounts distress me a goodeal. But knowing that you are in the country is a great relief. I hope you and Freddy are quite well. Does the little dog run about yet ? I know he must, and try to talk too. I expect he wont know me when he sees me again. His grandma and pa will be sorry to see the little fellow