Camp Kenly Sept. the 16 AD 1861
Dear Wife, I recived your letter on the 14 ult. I was glad to here that you all continue to have the blessing of good helth and am thank full that I can say the same for myself and all the rest that came with me and still hoping these few lines may find you all stil in that happy condition. I was put on picket from Saterday to last knight 8 o’clock. When out on picket, I recived a letter from John Ingles and in the evening I recived yours in which you wanted to know wether you will know before this reaches you from others letters that I have wrote one to Margot and Ab and to your self. When wee was out on picket, the wether was beautifull. Thare for we had a fine time of it. I had diner with an old German and wife whitch was a cange to me, for that is the first meal that I have eat at table since the sixt of Ag. In my last letter that I wrote, I spoke of Dicks Company being incamped within tow miles of our. That was a mistake. It is nearly four. I was at their camp on the 12 Friday and seen Jo Shaner. All the rest had gon to Washington Co to get their guns. Thare has ben a good meny of their Company wer to see us. Neather Jim nor Bill have ben over yet. I expect to go and see them to day. Jo Shaner told me that they was well and like it well so far.
Liz, I have kep my pennis three fold in respect to getting my likeness taken. So that is settled. I sent tow of them to you in a letter which likley you have recived before this time. The other I gave to Craft. The other he is to leav it with Ab for you. William Malone gave him 2 with the same directions. One of the three that I sent is for Mouther. I mearly mention this in case you did not get my other letter that report of us going to Misouri is all to hokes, so them that I had built hour calculations for going to Pittsburg will be disappointed. Thare is some talk of Dick forming this regiment, but I suppose the balance. I must or be to late for the mail. So fare well for the present. I remane your,
This is the half of your letter.