I am thinking a little of going down to St. Louis tonight and spend until Teusday 2 with your father but have not fully determined. Next week, if I can, I want to get ordered to Cincinnati to visit them 3 there but do not know that I shall succeed. There is nothing to write about from here so you must be satisfied with a short letter. I found a letter here from you, one that had not arrived when I left. Kiss the [children] for me and accept the same for your[self. Tell] Mary Duncan that I do not know [——] shall see Mr. King 4 soon. I would have taken th[e] kiss she was going to send but you were looking. Was not that clever in me to abstain. I will write again in a few days. On the other half page I will write a few lines to Mr. Felt 5 which I wish you would tear off and send to him.
|Springfield, June 6th / 61|
I am still here and uncertain about what I shall do. The Governor has just returned and as I have had nothing to do in his absence I might just as well be at home up to this time. It is probable now that I shall be ordered to the South part of the state 1 for a few days but will be back hereagain. There