ng letter, which is published without any alteration except the substitution of other names. --Of course the furlough was promptly granted:
"August 31 1864. "to mr general W--.
kinde sir i want you if you Please to grant mr Private john Smith A thirty days furlow if you Please to do so Being that me And him is Promis to be married next month.
i have no Mother for she is Dead my father dide in service And the yankees has taken All the brother i have got and I have got some bisness to hat he wanted me to have And i can git him to git them for me And being that me And Him is Promist to be married at that Present time it will sute me Better than enny other time.
i want you if you Please to grant Him A thirty days furlow if you Please as soon As you Can he is station at--. if you will grant mr Private John Smith.
A thirty days furlow you will oblige very much that is if you will grant him A thirty days furlow to go home to git married Very Respectful.
" jane A jones."