leave them I know, but they wont miss him like I do. By next Summer he will be big enough for me to take him out riding and walking. Who does he like best at his grandpas ? I know it is not his aunt Ell. Give my love to all at home dearest Julia and write to me very often. I have but little to write about at present but I will write you a long letter in about one week. I am just as well as it is possible to be. [ .... ] The President that is to be, (I mean Gen. Scott) 3 is here at present. He is looking very well. His wife and daughter are stoping here at the hotel on the Point. The General stops at the hotel about two miles below here. There are a great many visiters here now attending the Cadets parties which take place evry other evening I should like to attend one of them again but I do not k[now] that I can. Next summer if we are st[ill] at Sacket's Harbor I will get a leave for a week and bring you here. It is one of the most beautiful places to spend a few days you ever saw. Adieu dear dear Julia, kiss Fred. and all of them at home for me. Come back to me as soon as you think it safe to travel with Fred.
Your affectionate husband
Sacket's Harbor N. Y.
July 27th 1851
I got a sweet letter from you yesterday, but like all your others you had but a few moments to write, nor did you acknowledge the receipt of any letter. I wrote to you from Quebec and