I recvd a letter from you the 5 of this Inst stating you all was well which I was glad to hear. I can say to you that I am well at to sore feet and cold which I hope theas few lines may com safe to hand and find you all well and harty. Marthy I want to no if you droud any money or nort and if you hant I want you to try to draw if you can. I have rote to you all but I cant get any answer yet etc. Marthy I want to come home the worst I ever did in my life. I am vary uneasy about you. You must do the best you can for your self. I have got some money for you if I cold send it to you but I and afraid to send it in a letter. It is said our letters is broke open and red. It is quite times in camp now. No talk of fighting. Soon give my love and best respects to all of my people and ceep a good portion for yourself etc. We have aplenty of duty to do and drilling etc. Marthy I will try to come home as soon as I can. I wan to now if Jas. R. Anderson has got home yet or not, etc., so I will close by saying I remane your loving husband until death.
John Futch to Mrs. Martha Futch