Hd. Qu QM Dept Strahls Brig
Dalton, Ga Jany 26th 1864"
My sweet darling,
I am glad that I never allowed myself to
think that you had neglected writing me regularly, for
if I had, I should have wronged you. Today when I
came into dinner, the Major told me to look on my desk
where I discovered [three] letters all in your hand writing.
One of teh 4th one of the 11th and one of the 17th – How
joy full it made me feel and when I read them and
found you were all well and that they expressed so much
love and devotion I would have given almost anything
if I could have thrown my arms around you and
given you a thousand Kisses – I have read and reread
them and have come to the conclusion that I have a very
dear and devoted wife and have made fresh resolutions
to do everything in my power to make your life pleasant
and happy when I am permitted again to be at home."
I am perfectly satisfied with your Memphis trip, with the
explanation of the manner in which you went, although
I never received the letter you refer to. I hope you got
all you needed whilst you were in Memphis – In regard
to the boots I have already written that I want you to keep
them until you have a safe opportunity of sending them
or until I visit home. If they do not suit me I can
sell them for over a hundred dollars."
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