Mitchellsville, Tenn., Jan. 8th 1862
My dear Wife
The first mail from the North reached us yesterday evening but brought no news from Pontiac. I recd. a letter from Cousin Lucy Dunmire of Burbank, Ohio, being the extent of my mail matter.1 I hope, however, by to-day’s mail to hear from you.
I am quite well, & we are doing well. I sent a letter yesterday by a gentleman going to Louisville to be mailed, & hope you will receive all I have written in due time.
Hoping that God has blessed you all with health and happiness, & with much love to all, I subscribe myself in haste. Dear Mary, as ever,
Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver
- Cousin Lucy Dunmire was a niece of Martha Dunmire Culver, J.F.C.’s mother. [↩]