Saturday morning June the 21st 1862
Ever dearest Sallie, I will still write to you although I can get no answer. This is the 4th letter since I left Corinth and have reed' only one - yours of the 25th of May containing that request to Capt. Robinson. I have written one or two since that. I wrote one last Monday and finished it Wednesday and sent it off with an old man going from here to Allyville, the 1st station on the railroad above Oxford - but he didn't expect to reach home before yesterday (Friday) evening, and as I have heard since that the Yankees are all through that country from Holly Springs to Tallahatchie River and even to Oxford. I fear that the cars are not running up that far and perhaps you will not get that letter. As John McEwen came into our camp yesterday evening and expects to start back to Oxford this evening, I thought I would send one by him thinking you will certainly get it. I am looking every day for a letter from you - would give 5 dollars for one now if that would get it. Ed Spears reed, one from Ben yesterday evening, stating that Jim Spears and Dan Karr had got home and were improving, that you were all well the last account etc, but that is not like getting one from you. He stated that Billy Grey and Calv. Carleton would leave home for this place in a few days- that Phip was hardly able to come. He wrote something about the militia, that Jno. A Cooper and M. N. McCord were drafted together with several others, that Maj. Prophit and Charley Hope were exempted; he said nothing about Dow, Joyner, McCarter or brothers, James, Wm, or Jno. Robison, or any up in that neighborhood. I am anxious to hear from them.
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