the Companies of the 2d Infantry and done duty with it after having recovered.
I would respectfully request,, if not practicable to send him to his Company, that he be transfered.
|I am Maj.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|To Maj. E. D. Townsend||U. S. GRANT|
|A. A. G. Pac. Div.||Capt. 4th Inf.y|
|San Francisco, Cal.||Comd.g Co. "F"|
ALS, DNA, RG 98, Pacific Division, Letters Received.
Humboldt Bay, Cal.
Feb. 6th 1854.
MY DEAR WIFE;
A mail come in this evening but brought me no news from you nor nothing in reply to my application for orders to go home. I cannot concieve what is the cause of the delay. The state of suspense that I am in is scarsely bearable. I think I have been from my family quite long enough and sometimes I feel as though I could almost 1 go home "nolens volens." I presume, under ordinary circumstances, Humboldt would be a good enough place but the suspense I am in would make paradice form a bad picture. There is but one thing to console; misery loves company and there are a number in just the same fix with myself, and, with other Regiments, some who have been seperated much longer from their families than I have been.
It has only been a few days since I wrote to you but it will not do to let an opportunity pass of geting a letter into the San Francisco Post Office, and there is a vessel to leave here to