Brooklyn Decr 2nd 1863
My Ex[o]dus from North Potsdam was almost as much hurried up as was that of the Israelites from Egypt.
I intended to have seen you again before I left. I pind [sic] a note on to a small sack of sweet Potatoes & gave it in charge of J. G. Hopkins the Postmaster. I suppose you Recd it.
I do not Expect to get off South before next week some time. The person of whom I was to have Recd some money & which I designed to send to you has gone west. I may not see him before I leave. At all events when I return you may be sure of the amount of principal & interest. I shall write George from NC as soon as I get there and see how the land lies.
All well here. No news only what you get. The Election yesterday in N. Y. went off very quietly and as Everybody Knew would be the case a Copperhead is Elected Mayor. Genl. Mead [sic] is said to be doing well & Grant better.
Truly yours in haste