William Parke, Petersburg to his wife, [Ireland?].
Petersburg Va [Virginia] Sept 10th 60 [1860?] My Dearest Wife I am just in receipt of yours of 24th Ult [Ultimo?] sorry to hear you were indisposed tho' [although?] it is some comfort to know you were getting over it. I have only time to answer a few of your questions dearest. I hope D.V. [God Willing?] to have over $1,000 dollars in hand at the end of the year possible 1,200 I fear I could not make up my mind to adopt Tillys plan of doing without you if I had not determined to not think of you coming before it in Oct or soon in November I would be thinking the time much longer than I now do she must just pack up and come with you for a visit & possibly we might all go back either with her or after you know it is only a triffle [trifle?] to cross over not the great undertaking it used to be 20 years ago. Mrs Poindexters better half is a Lawyer, the children will live with them & Fanny Dunn expects to go to school there, but I don't think her father or Aunt will let her I met Horner & wife at Mrs McClevys last night, both well, saw the little girl a few days since at the store, he is employed where he was a partner & they are keeping house again I have not seen Mrs Many or Mark since to speak to them Lucy has been home more than a week, she was not [out?] [?] Tappy is gone to New York with 2 of the children. I will probably write you again in a week or so in answer to your last love to all & kisses to Robert & believe me your very much attached & loving Husband Wm [William?] Parke I get very good health never was better.Close