Clean and full New York Mills postmark on #65 stamp. Interesting letter content. Mary writes to George referencing a time they were sitting under a tree together: It's raining so she is inside instead of under the tree. "I see you pointing your finger at me and hear you say 'now are not you ashamed.'" She continues: "I miss you and how often I think of you., Perhaps then you would feel unrewarded for waiting and think Mary's love was growing stgronger every day. a favorite writer of mine says 'Men love first and most warmly - women love last and longest.' Do you think it is so?" "I think of your affection as very unselfish..." She is helping with the Civil War effort and says: "This morning we received news that richmond was evacuated. I wonder if it is thime. We get so many reports we scarcely know what to credit. I made cartridge bags two weeks ago so the boys could fire a salute when the city was taken. I thought surely the rebels would take a determined stand at both Richmond and Corinth. When will the great decisve battle be fought?" She has enclosed a small square of silk and asked George if he could find some in New York City as it is unavailable where she is. A great six-page letter covering a variety of topics. Includes a page of cross writing so she could finish her thoughts.