think that it is a manufactured coldness for although he has the nack of appearing cold and unkind to those whom he is so disposed and of keeping it up yet I am confident that his looks not his language reflects his heart for no man would go farther to assist suffering humanity or do it in a kinder spirit than he would. And why should he presist so obstinately in turning the cold shoulder to one whose only crime has been to assist in putting down this cursed Rebellion. I cant immagine one who is now a man grown and who possesses all the natural abilities both Physical and mental to cope with and probably pass beyond a kind but in this case a much deluded father. I say why it is so tis beyond my poor, weak comprehension but probably I have written to much on this subject but if so I beg to be excused for you know that I write pretty near what I think. Your letter informed me that my little family were all well and that Emiline would write soon. If any thing important [?] I will write agan soon. Please excuse bad writing and mistaks and also the abruptness with which I end one subject and begin another. And as I said before I think that we will be in Richmond [?] a [week?] of [?] a whiped community. Please give my kind regards to all inquiring friends and believe this to be from your Friend and Brother.