Yesterday I received yours of the 17th inst. the first one that I have received from you for some time but I suppose you have had such a happy visit from the Boys home that you could hardly find time to write any letters. I received a letter from Frank nearly two weeks ago, but have not written to him yet. Jack is with Bridges [Batt.?] yet I have received one letter from him since he came back to Nashville, and he could not tell when he would come to [Batt?] “M.” I am looking for a letter from him every day.
I received a letter from Thos. yesterday He is well and says he has written home 3 times since he left and has not got an answer to any of them yet. He thought he would go to Steubenville before long. He had better be in some other “Bizz” than flirting with my girls down “thar”
We have had fine weather here for the past week. It looks like April weather up North I do not think we will have much more cold weather down here There are several Batteries being fitted out for active service in this place and going to join Thomas in Alabama. I do not know whether Batt “M” will be one of them or not. I think Thomas will soon be on the move, somewhere We have a boat in the Batt and have some fine rides on the Tenn. We have a sail for it & when there is a good breeze we use it.
I am glad to hear of the Revival in Pontiac How do the S. Schools prosper, this winter. I do not know of any thing more to write Remember me to Friends
Aff-ly Your Brother
Batt M 1st Ill Arty