David [Galloway] and Sarah [Muir Galloway]
 I often co[illegible] Dave to grow nervous about the lake's beauty but have not yet succeeded but he has no fault to find, he is surely disappointed as to the ease and leisure he promised himself here, he often looks pretty tired and pirplexed about his books and misses very much that [mean?] and [illegible] milk but of all his misses the just mentioned seems the most serous miss CC But this Miss talk makes me remember miss M[illegible] Mrs Pelton tells me she is about to be married I hope the dear girls happiness shall be much [increased?] thereby The happy mans name is Goodrich he is said to be both good and rich as his name implys - was a minister once and lives at [Dubuque?] We have been busy for a while getting our things put right and in running order We have got nice alchohol cooking apparatus and a plate and a jug if David will please pay us another visit we shall endeavor to entertain him in a more civilized and becoming manner than I did before I suppose you know by the papers how [war like?] things are here, the seventh regiment is preparing to leave, their appearance is very [illegible] but how can all the great and showy coa[illegible] of war hide its real hideousness. I was greatly surprised one evening to find Byron Harrit one of Mr Peltons nephews who used to help me with the chors at Pr du Chin with soldiers clothes on 00277
Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 19.5 cm
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