April 9th 1863.
I am happy to inform you that I received a letter from you and
one from yourself and Sake(?) today.
I have not written to you for three or four days.
My last was quite unkind but I was impatient then. I thought
strange that I did not get letters from you but I know it is on
account of iregularity in the mails.
So here is a kiss for my harshness.
Nothing of much importance has occurred since last I wrote.
Yesterday we were regaled with some rations(?) from Lorenzo
Thomas Adjutant General U.S. Army.= General McPherson = General
Logan= Gen McArthur and Brig-Gen. Stephenson. It was a great
Thomas is direct from Washington clothed with the fullest
authority to commission officers to take charge of negro
companies and Regiments. Uncle Abe has at last sensibly
concluded to arm the darkey and let him fight. They are not