As there is just a chance that we may not get home as we expected to next 2nd day even'g I thought perhaps I had better write a little letter "in case". We got up early this morning intending to take the [cars] to City Point & thence to norfolk by steamboat but which as were breakfasting learned for the first time that the boats had stopped running daily & that if we went we should not get any further than City Point. The cars for norfolk leave at 2 o'clock & are intended to get to norfolk in time for passengers to take the even'g boat for Baltimore - but as there is little time to lose we may miss the connection & would then have to remain in norfolk over First day & would
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