Chambersburg Pa.

Sept. 17 1862


My dear Sisters,

I enclose you two cheques on the Ass't Treasurer N.Y. for $200 each—from which please pay—$100 to Mr. Gildersleeve in Balt.  I borrowed the other day and the $120 to be paid to Mrs. Myers can be taken out.  The balance you can use.  We have news of fighting yesterday near Sharpsburg and it continues this morning.  The results will materially effect the fate of Penna.—the militia [still?] are coming in very fast and in great numbers, but it is very difficult to provide for them in the current state of affairs here.  In haste



Miss Ellie Reynolds

         Lancaster, Pa.