Dundee August The 3ird in 1862 Dear Mothr & friends in [ ? ] I has ben a gong time Sine I [ ? ] or wrote you a letter & with the request of my brother luke I will wright you a few lines informing you I am well at presant & desire those lines to find you the same luke at present is well he has Laid sick in the hosspitel 2 months previous to that he was in a verry Hard battel of two days duration
Jaxon, July 4th /62 Friend Emeline. This is the second letter that I have writen to you and have, as yet recived no answer, but perhaps the first one was [ ? ] so I will write again hopeing to hear from you soo. This will see is the fourth day of July, and it is warm enough to bake bread in the rays of the sun.