I, Sarah E. Batterson of Clinton in the County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, hereby certify that in the month of April 1862, my husband Zadoc C. Batterson, was a private in Co. "C" 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. and Francis E. Smith of said Clinton, was a member of the same Company, that early in May of the same year, the exact day I do not now recal, I received a letter from my said husband, dated "on picket near Yorktown Va. Apl 28, 1862" in which letter was enclosed five dollars, and the letter stated that said Francis E. Smith had sent five dollars to his mother by the letter, and that I was to take the five dollars and give it to his mother, Mrs. Louisa Smith of said Clinton. I did take the five dollars and hand it to Mrs. Smith on the same day I received the letter.