Sept 20th 
A [illegible] of yesterday and I have a chance to send you some money by express. I will send you $10.00. I will have to keep some for my own use and I want to peddle some and keep my self in spending money. The fight we expected seems to be post poned though the rebs are right in front of us, we can see the smoke of their camps this is all good by
J. F. Hamlin
tell me in your next what kind of paper you have we have ilustrated papers hear and if you will send stamps I can send them to you.