Lt. or Copl. T. H. S. Payne recd. a letter from you a short time since. I had the pleasure of reading it.
Am very glad to hear that you are prospering and cincerely hope you will continue to do so.
I am well and enjoying good times for a Soldier & expect to be mustered as 1st Lt Co "H" 37" Ills.[Illinois] the last of this week if nothing happens. We have more than a few promotions of late and I suppose you know them as well as I but I will tell you as you may not