The weather has been delightfull for the past two weeks,
although I have availed myself but very little to it
to do any visiting, for my duties are principally in the
office and I don’t know what moment I may be wanted."
Night before last, whilst I was engaged in writing you,
a courier rode up from the General’s Quarters and said
he wanted to see me immediately – The Major was away
at the time, at a party, which was given by some citizens
in town – I jumped up behind the courier and rode up
to the General’s [where] I found there were orders from Head
Quarters to be ready to move at a moments notice, for the
enemy were advancing in force – I gave the necessary direc-
tions to the Quartermasters and teamsters and waited further
orders, but fortunately they did not arrive – for before morn-
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