June 26th 1863
Dearest Sallie, I am exceeding glad to acknowledge the reception of you long looked for letter. I reed' it yesterday morning. I had begun to think you had forgotten or forsaken me almost entirely. It was nearly a month since I had reed' a letter from you. I am sorry that I can't get stamps to pay the postage on my letters so that you would have no trouble in getting them from the office. I want you the first chance you have to send Mr. Laushe a dollar or two, and tell him to keep it to pay the postage on your letters. If you can't get some one passing over there to take it, just write a note and send Bob with it. Send him your name and mine in full, and tell him whenever a letter comes to you unpaid, he can keep an account of it, and if you should run out of stamps, he can mark yours to me paid until the money runs out and you can keep an account of it too, and send more money when you think what you have sent is used up. This is the only chance I know of, for we all tried here frequently for stamps and can't get them. I think Mr. Laushe would make that arrangement with you, as he would be getting the money in advance. Dearest, I was really glad to hear of your fine prospect for such a good crop - I hope your crop of wheat will turn out to your expectation and corn also.
A note by J.W. at the bottom of Page 1 for Sallie to "turn over to page marked '2nd', I skipped a page."
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