Jackson April 24th 1861
Miss Eudora Hobbs
I have just got out of a bed of sickness of two weeks. I received your kind and interesting little letter of the 21st and was glad to learn that you ware well and liked the school and hope you endever to improve as fast as you can. The times are very dul and nothing to do all the excitement we get is war nuse and I have heard so much of that I have got use to it and do not mind it much two campanyes have gone from here and thare are two more going to starte in two or three days I would like to see you very much I thought once that I would get to see you but I did not have the oportunity I thought that I would. Ma & Cousin Mollie is well all the rest I believe Your Pa and all his family is well. I will write to you again soon and hope y will forgive me for this short letter I cannot write weake from my sickness.
Yours Cousin Richard
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