Letter dated October 22nd, 1864
Oct. 22, 1864
Harewood Hospital Washington, DC
Dearest of friends,
Once more I sit down to write a few fines in answer to your kind letter that I received Thursday. I am still well but see no prospects of coming home to stay and not much prospect of coming home to vote but still I hope for it is not too late yet. I got a letter from Tom the other day too. He says he is thinking of sending her home to Washington to take care of herself. I don't blame him if he does. I have not had a letter from Vina since we was there. Yes, Sam and Betsey was here to see me some time ago. Stephen Niles is here yet. I am glad to hear that you got over your cold and that mother is better natured. I hope that she will keep so. I think Mrs. Augsburg must be mistaken about the likeness I have never seen any for less than 4 for 50 cts. I have never seen Mrs. Lincoln's likeness yet, but I will get some and send you. Write what ones you want. The weather here is very fine, it is warm days but cool nights. It rained a little last night but the roads are very dry and hard. There was a salute of big guns fired down town last night in honor of a great victory by Sheridan in the valley. He took 50 cannon and 2000 men. That was pretty good. There I don't think of any more to write this time so I will say goodbye.
My own dear one write soon