[Undated and No Location probably between February 8 and February 14, 1864, mentions ValentineŐs Day, cold is better, Tom and Hank, Julia living with Clarinda, same pen and signature flourish as February 7, 1864]


ŇDear Wife

Through a great mistake made By me I again write to you Hopeing [sic] That you will soon correct it  I was on guard [sic] and officer of the guard at Gen Warrens Head Quarters and while There I Received a Letter from Eliza at St Johnsville stateing [sic] that she wanted me to write to her  She sent the paper and Envelope and Postage and so I took out my Lead Pencil and answerd [sic] her Letter and at the time I got it finished I was Called away on some other Buisness [sic] and Being in a hurry I left it for some one Else to Direct and told them to Direct it to you at the time not thinking of the mistake Untill [sic] it was to [sic] late  I donŐt know what you will think about it but I write so little to other folks it Comes [p.2] Second Nature to me to Direct it to you   When you Receive This I hope you will remail hers and sent it on to her  donŐt tell her of the mistake and Perhaps she will never know of it  My cold is getting a great deal Better and I hope these few lines will find you all well at home  I thought I would send you a homemade or rather an armey [sic] made Valentine and see how you would like it  it look just like the house I live in in now  I received a letter from you to day let Julia stay there as long as you Please   I dont [sic] think Kate and hank had a right to feel mad at you they might get a liveing [sic] I should think as well as other folks  take good Care of you health my Clara so good By Untill [sic] you hear from me again Pete L DÓ