wave with a natural growth of timothy.
This is a magnificent grazing country, and all it wants is labor to clear the mountainsides of timber.
It has rained, I believe, some portion of every day since I left Staunton.
Now it is pouring.
Colonel Washington, Captain Taliaferro, and myself are in one tent, which as yet protects us. I have enjoyed the company of our son while I have been here.
He is very well and very active, and as yet the war has not reduced him much.
He dined with me yesterrn meal this morning, and he sent me some butter-a mutual exchange of good things.
The men are suffering from measles and so on, as elsewhere, but are cheerful and light-hearted.
The nights are cool and the water delicious.
Send word to Miss Lou Washington that her father
His aid-de-camp, Colonel John Augustine Washington. is sitting on his blanket sewing a strap on his haversack.
I think she ought to be here to do it.
And on September 1st, from the same place, he tells her: We have