St. Augustine Apr 26/63
I recd yours of the 6 & 13 yesterday & the Mail leaves this morning you must forgive me this time. I felt so bad last night I could not write with the Cholic I made out to go on Parade & Inspection this morning for I hated to go on the sick list. I am in hopes it will wear of today.
You dont know how glad it made me to hear that you are better & hope before this you will have regained perfect health we expect another Boat tomorrow when I hope to write more fully this Boat had orders to take a part of us to Charleston again but Hunter was afraid Finegan would attack us & he countermanded the order we expect the Paymaster on the next Boat when I hope to send you a Couple of hundred in Greenbacks. which I am afraid you have needed ere this but I trust you have not been in serious want for I charge you as you love me to let me know in season & I will beg borrow or steal but what you shall have all I can possible get. I must close in haste as the Boat leaves in a few moments Kiss the Girls for their Dad Yours Ever My Wife
I send you $10.00