Camp 1st NH Battery Near
	Petersburg Va. Sept. 18th 1864
	Dear Sister
		Your kind letter of
the 11th I rec. with Rachels
the 15th and was happy to
rec. a few lines from you.
I am happy to hear that Char
-lie is geting along so well. if
we are discharged in the Field
I shall try and stop in Philad
-elphia one day and see him
and visit the Gov. Machine
Shops. I hope he will be
transfered to Manchester soon
and think he will. I am
afraid that you women are
Spoiling my Babey. (Clinton)
Iguess you will be the
cause of my having my hands
full. I shall commence
by whiping you women 
first, then whip the Boy.
I suppose you all laugh at 
him if he hapnes to get
off any thing cunning,
even if it is a little Saucey.
You must not do that. I
guess he is not smarter
than other Children of his
age, but however I will
attend to his case when I
get home.   
    , and
"have" a "frolick" with him
well in one week or so I
Shall have the blessed prive-
-lage of seeing you all if
the Lord will. That seemes
a Short time dont it to
what 1, 2, or 3 Years does.
I have rec. no news for
a long time that has given
me more pleasure than
the news of the Committee
of the 2d Meeting haveing
acknowledged their error in
suspending our Church from
the 2d M. and voteing to have 
us rec. in again. our Church
(or Christ) will now be
able to exercise double the
influance they could before.
Thank God for this much.
Yes!! I shall miss Joseph 
Walker very much when I
get home, and I guess the
Church will also. he was
a hard worker, and has done
much good in the Church, but
God will raise up others
to fill his place. Joseph
can also do much good in
the field fighting for his
Country, he is needed here
very much and a great
many others of our able
bodyed young Men. The 
war Prospects look very
encourageing now and I hope
the Lord will continue to
smile on our efforts to
crush this wicked Rebelion.
After the Presidential
Election of next Nov.
Mr. Putney will be will-
-ing to take 6 cts. for
his Presidential Candidate
while himself will try
to hide from the Glorious
manifestations of an indign-
-ant People against Peace Shriekers
Copper Head, Sympathising
Northern Rebels. I have no
doubt in my own mind
but honest Old Abe is
to be our next President.
he is the Soldiers Choice. I 
will stop to write no more
this time my health is good
and Im in good Spirets
Love to all, from your
Affectionate Brother
		T C Cheney.