May the 10 1862
I take the pleasure in answering you kind letter of the 23 of April. I was verry glad to here from you. I am in Suffolk. I left my Regment yesterday. I am verry mutch effected with rhumatism, yet I have bin effected with that deseas for the last three months. You may be satisfied that I will not try to stay with my Company when I am not able to carry my napsack. I reckon you will be surprised when you see you brother Wash come home. I wa sorry to see him leave but I could not help it though if I had bin. In my case I would have left Company if I bin drafted the next day because Wash
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