May 22d /63
I received your letter of the 18th, this PM, & will answer it this PM. I hope you succeed in getting started, if not this week come as soon as possible.
I like the idea, of the Ladies coming, for I think it will do them a great deal of good. Mother especially. She then would see how we live, & then would rest easier. Besides, it would be a great change. As for the Furlough during the Summer, such a thing might be possible, but I think, it rather doubltful. They are granting but few Furloughs, in the Brigade. If things settle down in Virginia, it might be possible, but that will not be done, just yet.
We are having a great many Visitors in Camp, just now, they keep coming, every day, that looks but little like having trouble, about Passes. I do not think I will go to the Mills tomorrow to meet you, things do not look deffinite [sic] enough about your coming, If the Ladies come, they had better come all the way & not stop at Washington, for if we should not be able to get Passes, it would be quite a Disappointment. I do not think I should have any trouble, about a Pass, for Washington, they Boys are getting them every day. At any rate I shall hope to see you soon.
There is but little news in Camp tonight. We are having very warm weather now, I had a talk with the Chap, today, he told (me) he did not think we should leave this Camp for 2 months to come, some Troops must be kept here & he thought we should stay.
May 23d 6,30 AM. There is no extra news this morning
Hope to see or hear from you soon
Love to all