I wrote to Martha A. Carter.
William has sent us some more books. Among them are. Emory's United States and Mexican Boundary Survey and several additional volumes of the Pacific Railroad Explorations.
Burnside's expedition has taken possession of Roanoke Island, and captured about 3000 of the enemy. O. Jennings Wise son of ex-governor Wise of Virginia, among the killed. His grandfather, Rev. Obadiah Jennings was an old friend of my father's.
Martha A. Carter was another niece. She was the daughter of Rufus Carter and Nancy Cutler Carter. Nancy was Julia's half sister.