Selma Ala. Oct. 22nd 1863.
I came very near not going to the P. Office this evening, but thinking that Pa might be dangerously ill, and you might write on that account, I turned and went by; although I had started home another way. This is the first time I have recd letters from you two evenings in succession. Suppose Pa is doing very well, as you did not mention him.
As to your going to Chunky to teach, I confess I came to see it as you seem to. You might be pleasantly situated in some respects, but would be but little nearer me in point of time. The Mississippi train leaves here at 7 1/2 oclock in the morning and reaches Meridian at 5 in the evening, and then there is no train going out on the Southern road till next morning. So you see it would spoil two days to get there at last. I would not get to go to you any oftener there than where you are. And then how do you suppose our little effects would fare if you were away from there for a few months? When you were absent only part of a month, you told me they were just using whatever they wanted. As to your teaching or sewing either "for a living," I suppose there is no need for it, but if