the Feb 18, 1864
I seat This morning to drop you a fu lines to let here from R.C. Caldwell I am well but very cold. last knigh was the coldest knight I most ever felt and this is the coldest day I ever felt this is four leters I have rote this week this is 4 I have rote to you I want to Send me a Box with Hugh Housten when he comes back that will be the firt of march you will here what day he comes back I want you to Send me a ham raw and 40 pounds of flour Send Sum place and git sum plank and make me a biger box hant mack Slap Sum plan[illegible]
Well Mage I am two cold to rite much this morn I am So cold I cant think of any thing to rite I want to here from Mother and all the perticklers about her I dont expect to get home soon I want Sum Sap hard soap and coff and canels[note] my tobacco dus very well the eggs you sent me was broke all smash
I must close I am so cold cant rite Nuthing moreR.C. Caldwell
I wrote uncle Dave and Allen a leterR.C.C.
to M.I. Caldwell