Direct your letter as before.
Camp near Memphis Tenn,
Aug. 7th, 1864
To acknowledge the reception of your letters always has been a pleasure to me, and why should it be otherwise, they are always so good and so welcome. I am therefore please to say that on last monday that one of those happy, or rather welcome messengers, was handed to me, and I now simply say I received, with many thanks to the writer hoping her days might be long & &.
I am now going to drop a few of my stray thoughts and in the absence of news I cannot tell what I shall write about, or what I shall tell you. I shall just unite
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