Camp Reed [near Erie, Pennsylvania]
January 7, 1862
Well mother, I will try to write again to let you know that I am well at present and hope you are the same. I think you must have forgotten me as I have not got an answer to any of the letters I have written. I don’t hardly know what to think of Sene. She told me if I would write to her, she would write back. So about 10 days ago I wrote to her but she didn’t write to me so I don’t believe I will try again. Well, why don’t you write and let me know if you got that letter [with] that brass in it.
Well, I don’t know as I have anymore to write—only write to me. So no more this time.
— E. M. W.
Tell Sene I want her to write as soon if she likes. — E. M. W.