Bradford Sparrow to Father, Mother and Brothers
I suppose you see  my last letters today and will have it answered
before you get this but as I expect to leave here tomorrow for Alexandria I
thought I would drop a line before I left, you need not write again until you
hear from me in Virginia for that is where I expect to go. All stories about
going anywhere else I think originated somewhere & died not far off. Last
Saturday we had $25 bounty paid to us and when I get where I think it safe I
shall send some home but you need give yourself
any uneasiness about it for I shall write again before I send it to inform you when and how it will come and where to.
When you write again please inform me whether our clothes got there all safe. I have thought it must be they did as you would wrote about them before. I have not heard anything more from  Addison or the east of them.
I have not felt very well now for two or three days but feel a little better now. I don’t anticipate a very pleasant voyage south. Ira continues about the same, I don’t think of anything more now so goodnight