Camp Wickliff Ky Jan 2, 62 Mrs Sarah Davis Dear wife
You no doubt begin to think it a long time between letters again as I wrote in Orrillas letter of Christmas that I would write to you again in 3 or 4 days but I have had no oportunity of writing since Monday as on that day I went out on picket and remained until Tuesday night 8 Oclock and yesterday I was Officer of the guard and today I have to attend to drilling the company consequently I have had no time until tonight and although very sleepy (as I did not sleep a wink last night) I will endeavor to keep awake long enough to pen these few lines. While on duty at the Guard House last night one of the boys brought me 3 letters and on opening them I found one from the dear ones at home the other from Our esteemed friend Henry Hensted and you may be sure they were both welcome visitors with which to while away the tedious and sleepless hours of the night. You can no doubt reallize the joy I felt when reading the good news that you were all well as I had made up my mind to hear of the children being sick with the meazles. I was truly glad to hear that the babe had got well again as I was fearful that the meazles would go hard with it while it was so young. The slips you sent me out of the newspapers were very acceptable as almost everything they contained was news to me. I received the Herald of Dec 4th tonight which was only 28 days in coming from Liberty and it is the only newspaper that I have received since I have been in Kentucky and I do not believe it is worthwhile for you to bother sending them for it seems that I never get them or at least not until they are a month old. The one I received contained the letter before spoken of and the close of that
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