Christmass and new year in Reynoldsville but it was imposible for me to do so. I do wish this cruel war was over So we could all return to our homes. Tilton is well he is Still clerking for the ajt yet. The weather is very fine now but a little cold nights. Well I have told you a bout all I can think of So I will be oblige to bring my Short letter to a close hoping to hear from you Soon. I think the letters will come now without getting lost. You will please Remember me to Thomas and all the children. Also give my kind respects to your mother as her and I used to have Some big old times milking the cows. I wish I could write a letter like you then I could fill this sheet and not half try. But I cant So I will haft to close by bidding you once more a kind a dieu and as ever remain your affectionate Friend till death.