Home, March 5, 1863.
And now Miss Ettie Hadley,
Expect you are going to get something that you will care a great deal about getting, but I really do hope you will not make your eyes sore reading it! Jen was here last night and staid all night with me, had a real good visit. Miss Hegerman (if thats the way to spell it) has been in our neighborhood visiting, we (Jen and I) were invited to visit with her, but didn't know who she was till we got there. The ladie she was visiting told Jen that it was one of her classmates, but didn't tell her what her name was until we