January 5th 1864
Mrs. Edy, Erie, Pa.
As your son is not able to write, by his desire I answer yours to him. Your son is much better than he was yesterday & will entirely recover in a few days. He thinks there is no need of your coming down as he is out of all danger.
Very respectfully &c.
Sergeant E. W. Bibbins, U. S. Army
P. S. Your son says give yourself no trouble as he is well taken care of.