Posted by Seamus on March 15, 2000 at 20:12:25:
In Reply to: On to Ft. Fredrick posted by William Johnson on March 15, 2000 at 16:18:05:
: My Friend Seamus,
: The weather is clearing here at Ft. Carlisle and I am ready to head south and greet the warmer spring of the year. Our friends here all look to a grand gathering in Mary Land. It reminds me of the clans coming togather in the spring of the year back in Scotland. Perhaps here we are a little more civilized and peaceful. Some good lads died over the winter. Our lines are thinning out a bit and the smell of fresh air and being away from the stench of this Carlisle will be a good thing. Not that it is bad, but life is to predictable and the I am ready for a change.
: Your Friend and Comrade,
How good to hear from you! I will be heading to Ft. Frederick myself, as soon as I can be sure the dark haired lass, Nancy, to whom I have grown quite fond, is looked after in my absence. I will be travelling with young Timothy, whom I met along with his new wife, Gloria, on my recent journey to meet with the Weiser Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment this weekend past in Tulpehocken. Timothy deigns himself a soldier in our Augusta Regiment, and, since he is not familiar with either camp life or campaigning, and is definitely not woods-wise, having been raised in Philadelphia, I have convinced him to reserve his application until he has been exposed to the same. Little did I realize, and I should have, friend William, that he would attach himself to me like a leech, and has been with me nearly every waking moment since we returned here from Col. Weiser's. He is learning fast and well, so I will bring him with me to Frederick. He cannot get into too much trouble there. This will allow Gloria and Nancy to come to know each other better, and we will NOT have to bring them along! It will be good to see you, and I am exceedingly glad YOU were not numbered among the dead this winter...
Your friend and comrade,
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