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Not verry far from Poolsville MD
Sept 8h 1862
My Dear Mother & Sisters

I expect you are looking for a letter from me verry anxiousley I have been expecting that we should soon get to a stopping place but as we still keeping marching a long I cannot wait any longer I expect I ought to have two or three letters from you but I have not seen any for a long time I think the last one had Nells picture and I recd" one saying my box had been started but I hear nothing from it yet we have had a hard march since we started from Harrisons Landing just befor we left H. L. the horse I had been useing got his back hurt and was of no use so I have had to march ever since I am still well and hartey as ever
Direct every thing to Washington
from you brother
S G Evans

Girls will you send this to mother as I have not time to write another one to her
I could find nothing but a rough board to write on as you see

In top left corner of page:
Now the question is how shall I get this to the office

Written on back:
Friday morning
I Intended to write a few words but it will make the letter too heavy

Sat" night
Dear Mother
you will see that we started this letter Fri morning but Mr Hull forgot it and just found it in his pocket-I shall not soon forget the look of distress on his face when he came to tell me-he requested me to open it and tell you whose fault it was-We have been washing and ironing today and are quite tired