A word or two to you. I received your letter this morning partly written by Sarah Brown. I am very glad to hear from home. I hear very regular about twice a week at least and I write that often. I was down to the Co. this morning and come past the U. I. Sanitary Commission & got this paper & envelopes which are not very good as you perceive it is furnished free to the soldiers. I also got a Testament with psalms in it which is very nice.
Well Esther I don't know what to write to interest you any as there is nothing new or strange occurring. I have to write the same old thing over every time. The health of the Company is good we have one sick boy
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Frank Hufford a nephew of Lieutenants he is pretty sick. We have had no late news from Mobile Petersburg Atlanta. Dan & Amos Sloty are both well. Also Geo Vernattu and Duttons boys are copperheadish as ever. they are all we have in the Company. they are very much disappointed at the Va. landing plot being found out. their is a going to be a good many old soldiers home pretty soon. they will have to look sharp. I seen Bens letter asking my opinion of Lincoln. I told him just what I thought. if I had a vote it would be for him as every true soldier will do that has one.
I don't like the negro any better than any body else but the thing has gone far enough. I want to see every one of them free now talk of peace I would rather stay another three years than to have it ended on dishonorable terms enough
Write often will do the same. Your Bro. Steve
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