received also, and enjoyed very much. I guess you have gotten my letter by now telling you that I had the mumps. Now, I am feeling fine but will stay in the hospital five more days. Jim goes back to the company tomorrow. I hope the doctor will succeed in curing your head. The only news, or, at least, the best news that I can hear just now is that our regiment is going to Petersburg I think this is too good to be true but let us hope so. Hoping to see you soon, I am Just Fred.