April the 23, 1864
I am at present enabled By the Blesing of allmitey god to drop you a fu lines to let you here from R.C. my health is good much beter than it was when I was at home I landed Tusday about 2 o clock I got wet as rain cold make me I had to travel part of the way in a yot[note] boat and the sea was ruff and wee got wet all over with the waves I had to leve my Pony at Smithvill but I got them the nex day but I had a bad day of it Sum of my men dident get back til Thursday
I hant had time to write to you til to day the helth of hour Co is good one case of Small pox is all well Mag you kep my Stamp and I hant one I Sent to Wilmington today for two dolars worth I tel you how to plant corn I want those ridges Split and crost all but that pece nex gines that pece in the garden field over the dich drill I hant got time to rite any more at this time
Nuth more MagR.C.C.
to Mag only
I am Well That is the Best