Camp 4th Mass Cav'y. Va Feb 8th/65 Albert, I received your letter of the 3rd last night. I allso received a letter from you some three days ago with one enclosed from Mother & Herdie I have had rather of a cold of late but am geting over it now the boy that went home on furlough have all got back they came last nightime had quick a snow storm hear yesterday but it has all gon now it is getting cold out just about this same time. Satterday is my birthday 27 years old. I should like to have you send me another pair of gloves then