dont thinks here is much danger now, if [Old Price] could not bold the place after he had position I dont think he will buy it now with the additional fortifications that we have thrown up. Samuel I dont know of anything in the way of news that would interest you as you have got later Easter news than we have, and that is all that is of any account at present. Grant is doing a very good work and I hope he may continue successful and wind this thing up before long. Well Samuel I will close this hoping and praying the time may not be distant where I can return home and enjoy the comforts of Civil life once more give my love to Sarah and the next time I come [illegible] all round remember me to all inquiring friends with soon as you get this and [illegible] 3rd Lower Battry Little Rock Arkansas. From your affet Brother John S. Bradbury