St Augustine Nov 12th 1862
It is to late for the mail & shall have to send by the Capt's Clerk. Coldbath, who is going on recruiting business, I am full of wants. If you send the things I have spoken about, I wish you would send my slippers if they are not worn out & Bill, Book, if it is fit to use. I have forgotten whether it was worn entirely out or no. Cigar Case & a Diary for 1863 about the same kind as the old ones. I am extremely sorry that I have not kept a record of the past year, the only record I have is gray hairs you will be astonished if you ever see me to find me so gray, but I dont feel ashamed of them at all. I never pull one out.
I want some Boots 1 Pair & shoes but dont see how. I shall send a measure 8[ ] are large enough except length. an 8 is just the length of my foot but in order to have my toes easy I have worn a 9 boot.