Dear Mama will try and write you a few words to let you know that I am well an feeling fine.
And hope this will find you all the same.
Why haven’t you are some of you all written. I haven’t gotten a letter from none of you for over a weak or so.
I like the ship find. I think we will set sail about next Friday or Saturday. We are filled to leave Wednesday but don’t think it will leave then.
So I will have time to get a letter from you be fore we leave. I will write and tell you where we are as soon as we get there. I think we will go south down about Mexico.
Well if Papa hasn’t already made out an affidavit and send it to me tell him to make out one and have it sined and send it to me and then I will turn it in and put in a request to get out.
Papa when you send it if you haven’t all ready send it addresses it to the Vicksburg.
When was the last time that you heard from Rex. I haven’t heard from him for some time. Does he think that he will get out or does he want out. Tell the girls hello for me and tell them to write.
I must close as there is no news. Write soon and often your Son,
My Address is
Mary Island Calf.
After you answer this letter don’t write me any more till you hear where I am at