Bailey – March 26, 1863

New Orleans March 26th 1863

Friend Silvanus

I know set myself to pen a few lines to you to let you know that I am well at presant and hope these few lines will find you all the same I had a letter from Thomas Bailey a little while a go he was well but it was very Cold the snow was two feet deep he said that they will not have much to do [ ] it is warm enough here in the City of New Orleans I have not seen any Snow since I left home we do not know what Cold weather is I hear that you have been sick for some time the last that you had got about well I suppose that Shoe business is pretty good there now have you heard from Isaac lately I have not heard from him since he first went of how does old Andover get along I hear that Warren Robinson to went to war and he has got back again what was the mater of him was he afraid of Cold led did you used to know Joseph Chandler the one that lived down there by the west meeting house the one that enlisted when I did he is dead he died about a fortnight ago I do not think of anything more to write now so I must Close by biding you good by give my love to all the folks

excuse all mistakes

from you friend,

George Bailey


I Shall send you some money next payday by Adams express