the joke) without the capacity to turn his position to account. He had better keep cool and claim to have always been for the Union.
To say so little I have written you a long letter. Remember me to all our friends, relations. Kiss the children for me and accept a dozen for yourself.
May 21 st 1861|
I am through at this place 1 and will leave in about one hour for Cairo, where I shall only remain until evening. I will then return to Springfield when I may be released from further duty. I am not however by any means certain of that for I know that I have been applied for for other service. 2 I will write you again on Thirsday 3 if I am not at home. I might about as well volun