who were so low with the cholera that they could not be carried.) These persons were removed to to comfortable quarters, the services of a Doctor employed, and arrangements made for their transmission through to Panama as soon as they should recover sufficiently. If I had time I would like to write several sheets from which I would request extracts made by one of your brothers for publication. But in consequence of having attended an indignation meeting "of the officers of the Regiment," on the subject 3 that I have just been writing about, it is now after the hour when the mail is to close. I can however send this by an officer who is just starting for San Francisco who will see that it goes by the steamer from there.
Give my love dearest to all your brothers, sisters, and our acquaintances, giving my very best love to your pa & ma. Kiss our dear little ones a thousand times for their pa, who is far away from them, and retain for yourself love and many kisses.
Your affectionate husband bids you adieu dearest until the next steamer arrives.
Columbia Bks. Fort Vancouver O. T.
October 26th 1852.
Yesterday I made a requisition for Quarter Master's property which I deemed necessary to carry out the Commanding Officers order requiring me to do the duties of post Qr. Master.