Letter from Abraham Penman, to his Wife, from Camp Tenally, September 18, 1861

AD 1861 Camp Kenly, Sept. 18th

Dear Wife, I recived your to day and was glad to here that you was all well and am thankful. Say that we are all well at present.  Wee have changed our camp about a mile nearder to Washington City. The reason of this change is thay have split oue brigade in to tow. Wee was paid off to day up to the first of Sept., witch a mounted to ten dollars 83 and I inclosed ten dollars of that in a letter to Jane News for you wat sent ten to Jane in the same letter with John Meariele. He was to start in the morning, but stayed to accomadate the men that wanted to send money home to their familys. It is a note, a treasury note whitch is as good as gold. He is to leave it with A J Megrew. Jane is instructed in the letter ho the money is for. Lizz, I am glad tha you recived the likeness for this reason; You wrote like as if you thought I had no intention of sending them to you. I never promis, but with the intention of performing. I was glad to here from your self that you was pleased with them. There is one thing that you must quit and that is making yourself miserable a bout things that you cannot remady. This is folly in you, particulery at this present time. You know that we are all under gods care and his way is the only way that we can expect to be suckcessfull in. Thare for put your trust in him and all will go well with you, LIzz. I have a grate meny things to say to you but I think I will dou it when I have more time to write. It is dark and the candle is nearly don. You can use the money to the best of your knollage. It might happen that I would not recive any money for three mounths. You appear to have come to the right conclusion about thaking your share of the county funds. I recived Mary Ingles letter in the same male with your own. I will answer it as soon as opertunity presents. Tell Mother that I have not forgotten hur yet and that she has now ansuered my letter yet, but she was in considerabl of a fet  when I did not direct a letter to hur when I was writing to all of you evry day, but tell hur this…is nothing like the soldering that she described to me before I left home. You did not say wether you gave John the letter that I sent in you or not. There has tow cooks arrived this minet with the news that Capten Olliver is in Washington City. He will be here tomrow with that sack you wrote of. There is now talk of us going to Misouri now. Tell the children that I think of them always and hope thay will be good to you. I must quit for the present. Giv my lov to all. I remane your affectionet Husband,   

A Penman