1864 Mar 31
March 31, 1864
My dearly beloved wife,
As Mr. Benson has just written a short letter, I will drop you a line that you may know that I am well as common, except sore throat and headache, hoping these lines may find you and my baby well.
I have nothing to write, only I don’t get any letters hardly from you.
I and Mr. Benson will get mad and come to see you and Margaret if you don’t do better about writing.
I have sent two very dirty coats in Mrs. Benson’s box or to Mrs. Orear, I don’t know which. They will mark it. Too, I also sent one pair of shoes. If they will fit you, you can wear them. If they don’t, you must save them for me, unless you can swap them for a good pair of smaller ones that I can wear.
I believe that is all. I will close for the present. If anything happens before morning, I will write it before I close the envelope.
May the Lord bless you my dear, with all the children of His kingdom, is the prayer of your devoted husband.
W. H. Harden