Head Qu QM Dept Strahl’s Brig
June 23rd 1864"
My own Sweet wife,
Your letters of the 9th and 13th both came to
hand yesterday. Letters coming from Oxford by mail, dont generally
take over seven or eight days coming to Atlanta – they are then
sent to the front and I have to await an opportunity of some one
coming from the General’s Head Qu to obtain my letters – this will
explain my receiving two at the sametime. I can’t account for
my letters being so long on the road, over twenty days, it is outrageous –
Both your letters coming at the sametime (as it happened)"
was rather fortunate than otherwise, for your first, informed me
of Ada’s being sick with fever and I should have been uneasy [&]
anxious all the time until your second letter arrived, which says
she has entirely recovered.
I regret exceedingly the destruction of the well – it was
such good water and never exhausted. It appears to me that
it may be cleaned out and a new curbing put in – It would
not take a great many nails, which I except you may be
able to purchase from some person about Oxford - Probably [those]
that have had so much benefit from it, would be suf-
ficiently interested to have it fixed or at least to furnish
a few nails if they have them. If possible, I should like to
have it fixed, for if you do not, I fear it will be a great
detriment in getting some one to occupy the house and in addition
to this, it is a matter of no small consideration for your own com-
fort this summer - and furthermore I hate to see the place
go to ruin. Get it fixed if you can dear, if it cost a hun-
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