|Sept 26th (1862), Bolivar, Va
My dear Wife,
I am out of patience. A large mail come tonight & I expected at least two or three letters from you & not one did I get. Is the fault all with the mail or havent you written, if no you are too bad, it is 18 days since Iíve heard word & do you wonder I am getting impatient? I have been to Keedysville Md. a distance of 30 miles & I am tired, and to cap the whole my head aches and I am not in a _____ mood tonight so you must not be disappointed at a short letter or rather no letters at all this time. I do hope I may hear oy next mail.
Love to all the folks. Good bye with much love & many kisses.
Ever your husband