Harpers Ferry [Virginia]
January 22, 1863
I have just received yours which was wrote on the 8th and was glad to receive it and I am glad you are getting better but am sorry you suffered so much with that swelling. I think I will be home soon to be with you and will be some comfort to you, I hope. John Sweet and I have got our discharge all made out and it is sent for approval and will be here in a few days. Then we will get our pay and come home.
My health has been good ever since I have been in the army till Monday night [when] I was taken with the diarrhea and am some of the hooks but I eat nothing but toast coffee and it helps me and I feel a good deal better today.
I have wrote a letter to the boys today. I had one from them the same time I got yours but it was wrote 26th of December so it was a long time coming.
You tell Hank’s folks that I am coming home soon so I thought I would not write to them this time. Henry, I want you should be a good boy and remember what you promised me at Harrisburg and stay at home and help do the work there and stay at home nights. And Emma, you must be a good girl and when I come home I will give you a present. And Phebe, I think of bringing you one too. Keep up good courage. Tell ____ I have not much to write so I will close by subscribing myself your affectionate husband, — Wm. Edy
to Phebe B. Edy