Dec. 14, 1861
My Dear Sister �
Your kind letter was re�cd some two weeks ago, and bro. Bob�s two days since � If having girls is a sufficient excuse for bro. Robert�s not going to the war, we all rejoice that you have another girl � We are anxious for a description of the little stranger. Let us have it very soon � Ma is pleased that you think of calling her Harriet & says she will give it a dress with all sorts of pleasure � I think Ma a little partial to the name of Harriet � you know it was the name of her favorite child � I feel almost sorry that I didn�t fall to Emmett�s lot, for she has a great resemblance to sister Harriet � Summer goods are selling here now, much cheaper than out there & Ma wants
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