the warm weather.  I am decidedly better at present however, and think in
a day or two by keeping quiet.  I will be all right again.  The Col. is very
kind, and insists upon my keeping still and taking care of myself: notwithstanding
our old difficulties.  I am obliged to say that his conduct and diportsment
towards me since I have been in the Regiment, has been of the most kind +
gentlemanly character, and he allows no opportunity to pass of doing me a
favor, without improving it.  My own brother could do no more, I only wish
he was a good Democrat.  When I shall have an opportunity to send this letter,
I cannot tell.  Perhaps I will have to carry it back to the Cape myself,
but at all events will have it ready if an opportunity does offer.  I received
your kind letter (sent by Charlie Russell) also Mr. Durlin's, yesterday.
 A train came through from the cape, They were very welcome I can assure
you, How I like to hear from all the dear ones at home + especially to hear
you are all well.  The weather is very warm, thermometer stands at 100°
in the shade, but our boys dont seem to mind it much, they stand it as well
or better even, than they used to the extreme hot weather in Wisconsin, Kindish
regards to all the friends, and lots of kisses for the children.  Tell Myra
I certainly should have given my permission for her to attend that dancing
school, provided it was a respectable institution, but I knew I could not
get an answer back in time.  I am very much obliged for that neat little
letter of hers, also for Marys'.  Tell Brockway I have not received his letter
yet, but expect it is somewhere on the road.  Did the package of money ($1100)
I sent from Bloomfield get through safe?  Good By--

Henry S. Eggleston