From John Burke to his Wife Mary Burke
John was in Apalachicola Florida, on the USS Cuyler writing this letter. He has sent half his pay to May and is writing to her about how to receive the money, and asking her not to give any of their children away.
He talks about the Battle at Bulls Run, that they captured 15 men from the Battle at Bulls Run.
He signed the letter James Burke that use to be John Burke but true as ever.