Steamer Delaware

Old Point Comfort, Va.

Augt. 18 1862

 

My dear Sisters,

I forgot to say in my hurried note that I wish Harry would pay [over?] to Mr. Fred. Brown (or [Brun?]) corner of the 5th and Chestnut St. $129 60/100 for Mrs. Myers, as coming from her son, [H.C.?] M., Qu. Mst. Gen’l of the Southern Army.  Mr. B. knows where they Mrs. B & her daughter are to be found: perhaps you had better take it yourself (one of you), when Harry finds out from Mr. B their place of residence—they are strong secesh I expect as they are from South Carolina but the Col. and I were old and intimate friends and he was very kind to me at Richmond.  Please have it attended to at once and just as soon as I can get some pay will send it to you.

We are bound to Acquia Creek, are wrong - however.  We are only passengers as we have been all along.  I am very fearful of the operations up in the Valley.  Pope's Army has not seen or met anything like the force we know left Richmond before we did.

With love to all believe

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