Fernandina Fla Sept 29th 62
My Dear Wife & Children
We left Beaufort in about two hours after I mailed my last letter: on the Propeller Burnside. That night we went to the H.H. took on 16 Recruits with some other Passengers & about three P.M. started again in a N.E. Storm that night we got an awful Rolling most of the men were seasick I am not troubled with that complaint We arrived here yesterday, Sunday, 2 P.M., shall lay here till this P.M. when I expect we shall sail for St A. I was fortunate enough to get yours of the 2d written at LB & of the 7th & 15 written at Tewksbury I dont see who should write that. I was so near dead I dont recollect of writing anything that would give that impression although I have been harder sick than I let on, I thought sometimes I should play out, but it did not frighten me. I am very sorry and do not thank any one for writing that which will give my Family & Friends so much uneasiness.