Apl. 3d, 1863


Brig. Genl. Reynolds,

         Dear Genl.:

                  Do not fear that I undervalue the services of your Corps.  At the proper time full justice will be done yourself & them.  No words of mine can express the appreciation I feel for your services.  It will be right at the proper time.  I can say no more now.

         Truly [yours?]

Joseph Hooker

Maj. Genl.