Re: On to Ft. Morris

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Posted by davey gunn on April 15, 2000 at 05:57:11:

In Reply to: On to Ft. Morris posted by Seamus on April 15, 2000 at 03:52:40:

: Cousin Many Flags,

: Your dispatch of the 14th inst. has arrived and I am returning this to you by the same runner so you may get it as quickly as possible.Sgt. Campbell and his detachment have arrived and he informed me that a section was being sent to Ft. Morris in preparation for the Ft. Frederick Campaign. This is, indeed, good news! We will be leaving this morning at daybreak to come to Morris. I hope we will get there before you all head for Loudoun, but if, perchance,we miss you, we will proceed on our own as quickly as we can.

: Cousin! I have made great progress in mending some broken fences with my father, Quasi. I cannot tell you how much this has lightened my spirit and his, too. When we are together at Ft. Frederick I will tell you of some of the things we have discussed. I have even convinced him that he must accompany us to Ft. Frederick, and he is anxious to do that. You should see how Nancy and Gloria have taken to him...even young Timothy is calling him "Grandfather Quasi" and is looking after him. I did have to insist that he leave his gaggle of lassies here, though. Can you imagine? He wanted to bring them along!

: Flags, I understand your vision of Angus, and your perplexity. I, too,as you will well remember, had an encounter which, at the time was as real as real can be, but now, even I am not sure whether I actually saw and heard him or not. Did you see him stop and talk to me when his sheep chased the Shawanese?

: Here are the others...I must be on my way. We will see you within two days time...Don't worry about Davey Gunn! Even he will surface for some rest soon!

: Seamus

Cousin Seamus.......
I feel the whack on the head that you received from that fiend Ranck has dulled your senses. In your last dispatch to our cousin Many Flags you made reference to me... "Even he will surface for some rest soon" thinks you refer to ThreeTales........he has the whole Fort in a stir, what with he and his woman "keeping company" as they do. No one has had a quiet nights sleep since they've arrived. With all the noises coming from their hut.....and the sight of TwoBottle's red makes me very homesick for my Colleen back in Caithness. Now i understand that TwoBottle will be traveling with us to Ft. Frederick. Maybe they will tire of each other soon.....and things will get back to normal......we can only hope!....besides, she and Mistress Campbell are the only females at this place, and it is a strain on us all that have wives back home.

I hope you make the journey in good time, and safe passage. We are readying to leave for Ft. Loudon this day. Even if Uncle Quasi leaves his lasses behind in Carlisle, i am sure there will be more for him at Ft. Frederick. I hope he finds some pretty ones with red hair.....i do enjoy their company.

davey gunn pvt. grenadier co. 77th Regiment

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