St Augustine Dec 11 1862
I expect the letter I wrote several days ago is still in the Office here, as Gen Brannan was so stiff that he ordered the Boat to leave an hour before it was advertised, consequently there was several hundred letters left behind. I sent two letters at that time in one of the latest date was $10.00 (Treasury Note) there is a Schooner lying here that is expected to sail every day if the wind will shift & take the Mail to H. Head. We also expect a Mail from the North every day & I hope to heart that you have recd the Check I sent first, & of your good health & happiness. I am getting smart again have been on Duty since Tuesday & hope to be able to go ahead now.
I expect Lt Mason will be promoted to Capt in Co. B. & Lt Hooper of Co. D. will come in 1st Lt of Co. A. & that will make a mess;