Direct to P. S. Bradbury

St Louis MO 3rd Power Battery Helena, ark Dec 27th/61 Dear Brother, I seat myself once more to write a few lines to you I believe you are owing me one letter now, but not re-civeing it I thought it best, to try it once more, and hope these may find you and your in as good Health as they have me at present I suppose you are injoying good sleighing by this time while we are having very nice commortable weather, we have not had any weather that we needed any thing in the shape of Gloves, or Over Coats, in the day time, it is rather