Fairfax Virginia Oct 16th/62

mrlincoln

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Fairfax Virginia
Oct 16th/62

Dear Wife
…we would all like to be in old Chautauque a day or two to go to a few neighborhood pairing bees and eat apples Pumpkin pies and drink cider and grow fat… the pickets last night got frightened at imaginary rebels and shot several trees which will probably carry the marks their audacity imposed to future generations. I was much pleased to get the censors and would be glad to get more if convenient; am verry glad to hear your health is as good as it is be careful of yourself and not run much risk, my health is better that it was, write often, best wishes to all and Love to you
J C Griswold