tend to either, but I have since; and as I found Perry [his colored servant from Arlington] in desperate need, I bestowed a couple of pairs on him as a present from you; the others I have put in my trunk, and suppose they will fall to the lot of Meredith [a colored servant from the White House], into the state of whose hose I have not yet inquired.
Should any sick man require them first he shall have them, but Meredith will have no one near to supply him but me, and will naturally expect that aMeredith will have no one near to supply him but me, and will naturally expect that attention.
The water is almost as bad here as in the mountains I left.
There was a drenching rain yesterday, and as I left my overcoat in camp, I was thoroughly wet from head to foot.
It has been raining ever since, and is now coming down with a will; but I have my clothes out on the bushes, and they will be well washed.
The force of the enemy, estimated by prisoners captured, is put down at from seventeen to twenty thousand-General Floyd thinks eighteen thousand.
I do not think it exceeds n