Entrenched Camp Sept 29/61
Yours of Augt 26th/ came to hand, and was glad to hear that the family were in the enjoyment of the usual health I expected to have had a letter from you every day for this last week but have not received any since the last mentioned. The weather here is getting very cold and I would like you to send me as soon as you possiably can one blankets or one blanket and a quilt also 1 pair thick pants & one over coat if it can be get cheap any kind of heavy rough over coat with eight or ten dollars will be good enough M. Gillivary says that James Bait had some gray over coats when he left of the kind that would be suitable. M. Gillivary has written to Bair to let E. W. Short at Coll Dowds shift dept or dauphine & and commerce have some things that he has note for an if you all come you can have all the things sent together it will save expenses of freight as M. Gillivary will pay of the charges.
There nothing new here every thing going on in the same way as usual and every prospect of our remaining here for the winter There was a report some eight of ten days back to Mobile but it has died out again when you send the things I wish you would put them in a small box as it will be very useful to keep cloths in you will receive this by a young man going home to Mobile his name is Lee Irwin he is not sure whether he will return here or not as he is going home to receive a Commission in the Phinix Rifls if he accept of it he will remain if not he will return here. I am still enjoying good health and I expect will have to months more that is to come of the term of our inlistment in old Virginia give my love to all the Family any enquiring friends I hope that brother John has recovered his usual health also my Sister Margaret write soon and let know when you write of the state of affairs in Mobile and vicinity.
Your Affectionate Son
P.S. please send at the same time my woolen Gravat. there is nothing else I can think of at the present moment.