John Q. Adams, 4 February 1864

Camp near Rossville, Georgia
February 4, 1864

Dear Kate,

Yours of the 26th of January came to hand tonight and found me well and hearty and was glad to hear you was well and was satisfied. I am glad you are getting along so well keeping house and if you are satisfied, I am and will be as long as you get along well. You say Newt is not going home. If he will be steady and work, he will get along and liked by everyone.

We are going out six miles to a little station on the Chattanooga and Atlanta [Railroad] to stay 6 or 7 days. We leave in the morning at 6 o’clock. I wrote to Dike today and sent him an ambrotype of our Major, Adjutant, Capt. Fogerty, and myself taken together and I will send you one of Fogerty, Copeland and I taken in our rough clothes. Copeland is not good. He does not take good standing up but it looks like rowdies. I will write again in a few days so you must excuse these few lines.

Col. Evans has got back. He came home today. Ben is on his way here. We are looking for him now. Tell Nan to look out or some of the boys will be wanting to marry her. Tell Bell Frasier I wrote her a few lines and I should like to have an answer. Tell Newt to write to me. Ben has just got back. He looks fat and saucy. How is Nance Williams getting along in the way of living? Tell me all the news. Give my love to all my folks and you all and my compliments to all inquiring friends. Goodnight.

Your loving Quince

Kiss the boy 40 times for me.

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