[Mauch Chunk 6 mo 26, 1862Dear WifeBefore going to bed is [------] last point to send thee a word letting thee know that the managers of what is left of the Lehigh Co. are enjoying the hospitalities of what is left of their Hotel. I wish the remnant of the Canal bore as large a proportion to the whole as that of the Hotel does. However the Lehigh is still here & what has been damed may be damed again & the locks can be put on again even if the old [-----] has been on the rampage lately and when the [-----][----] [----]. None of the managers brought their wives and little ones - this being the opinion of all - not the best time for
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