Bailey – May 21, 1863

New Orleans May 21 1863

Friend Silvanus

I now take my pen in hand to pen you a few lines to you to let you know that I am well at presant and hope these few lines find you the same I sent you 20 dollars today I thought I would write and let you know so that you would get it I sent it by Adams Express and I sent a measurement of my foot get them made as quick as you can pleas answer the Letter as quick as you get the money I do not think of anything more to write now so goodby please excuse all mistakes

from George A Bailey

be shure and direct it to George A. Bailey Co A, 26 Regt Mass Vols New Orleans LA be shure and put on the 26 Regt Mass Vols becose there is a 26 Maine Regt here and sometimes if they do not put on the 26 Regt Mass Vols they miss carried and they get our letters

from George A. Bailey