Enclosed I send $30 by Mr. Cookingham. For which please give me Credit. Now I want you to use this money, just as I said. Mr Cookingham has succeeded, in getting here, & why can not you & Mr Francisco come. We shall stay here now most likely, & if you come, pretty soon, you will most likely see us. There is no earthly reason why you should not come. We were paid off, yesterday, & the Boys are feeling well.
Today I have been out walking around the Country, & managed to get a good meal, which made me feel a great deal better. This week, we have no Battallion Drills, it is Skirmish in the morning, & Bayonet Excersise [sic] in the Afternoon, this does not look like moving. I received a letter from Mrs Stout, today which I enclose.
27th 7,30 AM. Mr Cookingham does not leave until tomorrow so I will send the money tomorrow by him. Nothing new in Camp this morning, all quiet.
Love to all
Enclosed find $1,00 for your special benefit, to do just what you choose with. I suppose a Green Back will not come amiss to you. I should like to send you more but I can hardly spare it. This morning the 126th NY & the 39th, leave, we can not tell where they are going. I do not think however we shall soon leave. I am making up my mind to stay here some time yet.
Hope to hear from you soon