Ivy Creek Jan: 21st , 63 )
It really seems natural, quite
like old times to be writing to you again, after
such a long break in our correspondence."
And why did you not write from Miss:" Shall
I consider myself only your army correspondent?"
or may be you had some such conscientious
scruples as influenced me, which you termed my ""poor apology." So you are really in the service
again? I am very glad you are, but question
if it is a matter of congratulation with you,"(not meaning at all to impeach your patriotism)"
so I will defer mine until I know more on
the subject - But then you know it was so
pleasant to live in the light of those "bright
eyes" was'nt it? I only wonder how you could
tear your-self away. But in earnest I am
agreeably surprised to hear that you are fit
for duty as Mr Pope wrote that he was afarid
your injury would prove a permanant one."
Did you never get those letter I wrote you
soon after you were wounded, asking you to come
up to the parsonage? Of course I was delighted
to hear of Mr Popes' safety I only hope his good
fortune will follow him the rest of his campaign
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