Give my love to all at home. Kiss the children for me. Did you get the watch I sent you and $21 00 in money? 6 I want the other sent to me. It is important that I should have a correct time piece and the one I had gets sometimes an hour out of the way in a single day. Do you see much of our neighbors ? How much I should like to be back in Galena for a day or two.
Remember me to the Felts, Haynes and the Brownels. 7 Tell Buck to kiss Miss Mary 8 for me and all the children kiss their Ma for the same old boy. I will try and send you all something to buy a nice present in a week. I will also get the photograph of myself and staff.
September 25th, 1861.|
|DEAR SISTER :|
I have just received your last letter, also another written by you about one month ago, which has followed me around until