Edward P. Stone to Family
Thanks for good letters just received from father Lydia and Maria. Glad the money
reached you safely. I inclose ten dollars more in this. I have never
received Mr. Gorhams letter though I should like very much to hear from him.
Perhaps the letter may come round yet. Mrs. Langdon has
visited us yet. How we should like to see father here.
It is rather cool tonight but we have no snow, and I believe the men do not at
all from cold in their tents. Some of our
officers are ordered home to recruit for the brigade. The health of the men is
improving. Dr. Janes is doing remarkably well and is well. Mother asked about
We two and our relations are well and happy
Mary’s leaf and flower are very agreeable to our eyes and noses as we have nothing of the kind here. Maria’s writing is so plain that John can read it much easier than father’s