Tuesday October 1st 1861
A letter from my dear Will this morning. Says he will not be able to come up before Wednesday or Thursday. Judge Halliburton has promised to define the limits of his District tomorrow and then he has to ‘qualify’ for the office.
P. Phillips and family have arrived from Washington. He says that Mr. Carlisle fears being arrested every day.
I wish he could hear of Will’s good fortune and that I could write to Mother and thank her for my trunk.
We are erecting a battery at Evansport..