October 12th 1862


Dear Clarinda

We arived [sic] in new york today at noon all well and safe.  We have just had dinner our Col played us a mean trick yesterday by not stoping [sic] the cars the boys were so mad they broke all the glass and doors in the cars I will send you $3 by mr Cone he came down with us as far as New York.  There [sic] 3 regiments in the park and such a jam you can hardly stir so you must excuse this short letter for I can hardly write this we are going to Baltimore today and when we get settled I will write everything

From you husband and companion through life

Peter L. Dumont