Justus F. Gale to Sister
I wil try in return to your kind and welcom letter to write a word to you. I am glad
to hear from you & that you are getting better than when I last saw you. I
received a letter from Lyman last Monday week they wer all wel. &
receieved one from Emma on Monday & yours last eve. It does me a goodeal of good
to hear from friends although far from home how thankful we ought to be for this kind
of language & for all of the blessings we enjoy in this life. I have not much to
write of interest Direct your letter as before, do not hurry
about going home if your Doctor is helping you.
concerning our affairs in camp. our fair is some hard & some not so hard. our drill is not hard but our food is not as good as they have in Verginia so I have been told by some that have been out three months. I can give you but little infermation how long we shal stop here, but heard that the Cornol told one of the Capt. that we should stop here for 4 weeks yet. there is a rumor in camp that we are going to get our pay one week from next frday but have heard that to much to have much confi- dence in it. I am wel except a little cold which I think wil soon wear off. I have found several in the Regiment who live in Barre & Williamstown and heard from our relative. I saw one the boys are in a hurry to get of where they can have something to do to pay uncle Sam for his trouble
last eve that worked for Holly Gale said they wer all wel & doing wel. I am quite thankful for the compliment you gave me but think perhaps if they could see the immage himself they would think different. I am thinking of writing to Barre to day. I dont know that I am in nead of any thing that you can send me although I should bee verry glad to see some provision as you mentioned about our people sending me, but I presume that I should be just as wel without them. I can live & do wel on coarse food if it is only holsom & clean. give my love to all that enqu- ire after that behoy we have frequent visetors at dres perade. sometimes fifteen or twenty ladies are up to see us in a line of battle.
J. F Gale