November 30th 1862
To Clarinda from friend Marion in Cohoes Albany County NY. Glad to hear it wasn’t “Peat” who was dead. Thinks of Clarinda every day. “I was in a perfect stue [sic] until [sic] I got your letter. I was sorry to hear the regment [sic] had left Rome I was thinking perhaps it would not be called for this winter. I was very sorry to hear the children had the hooping [sic] cough….the mill is running full time and we have got back our ten per cent so we are all right again”. Mentions Ray Babcock, Bill McGarvey [?] and Ed Jones came and Gordon took him to stay briefly in the boarding house. Went to a Thanksgiving Ball. Give my love to [Julia? Lola?] and Bill and “Peat”.