W. H. Brown
 usual. I hear from Brad quite often. He is now in a Hospital at Camp Dennison Ohio, and thinks he is gaining slowly. hw thinks he will be able to join his Regiment again in 2 or 3 weeks. He appears to enjoy himself tolerably well says there is a fellow from his Regiment (the 23d) with him and they walk out every day to an old log where they set and chat together and sun themselves, says he has plenty to eat & drink: & I suppose they will commence drafting tomorrow the 10. The Town of Buffalo I believe has got to [raise?] 11 men yet. There will probably be some squirming as there is quite a number of S[illegible]ests in Town. Could I have my way about the matter I would have every one of them drafted. I believe there should be something done with them, for what is the use in sending new to fight rebels at the South when we have new right here among us that sympathize with the south - and would in an instant do all in their power to overthrow this Government - were they not such coroardly beings. I believe in putting down the traitors at home first = and elsewhere afterwards. I was in Portage a few days since and saw Dave in Forbes [Store?]. [I deleted] [believe deleted] he is cl[illegible] for [illegible]. I think he is intending to stay there this winter. I did not see Dan I believe he is going to school [illegible]. Martin Maynard buried two of his children a short time since both died with a disease called Diptheria one was a little girl about 10 years of age, and the
1862 Nov 9
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