Camp Dick Robinson Ky. April 17, 1863

 Dear Mother,

             I received your kind letter yesterday and also the one the day before. We are still here at Camp Dick Robinson and there is not much prospect of us leaving soon as we have been cleaning up our camp and getting things in order for the last two or three days. We have a very nice place here and we hope to get to stay awhile. There are no rebbles nearer here than the Cumberland River and that is 100 miles from here so we donít think we will have any fighting to do soon. You spoke in your letter of not getting a letter from me and I ougt to have written sooner. That is true but in traveling around so much I had not much time and then the time slipped away so fast that a month was gone before I knew it and so I hope ou will excues me and I will try and do better hereafter though I think I do pretty well for I write a great deal oftener than the most of the boys. I have not got any boots yet. I got a litter the other day from the man in whose care they were in. He said the Adams Exress would not receive and forward my package unless the Express was paid on them so I enclosed $1.00 with a few lines and sent to him and now I expect to get them before long so donít you send for them if you have not already. We have had very pleasant weather since we came to Kentucky. We have had no rain of any account. I suppose there is great times there now among the politicians. I wish there was an army sent in there to fetch them out. I believe half the people at home are as much traitors as the rebbles. I hear that Old Abe has postponed the conscription act. I suppose they are going to wait till our army is reduced as low as it was last summer but that is the way they have always done things. I think there is very little encouragement for the old troops. They have always borne the heat and burdens of the day while there is troops lying around guarding places that have never been in a fight but the more a regiment fights the more it has to but I hope there is better coming. I am sorry to hear of so much sickness there and i hope you always continue in as good health as you have done so far. The members of our company are all in good health. I donít see how you get along when everything is so dear. Pap was telling me about John Adams. I heard in South Carolina that he deserted. I donít think it would be much pity if he were shot for he is only a disgrace to his friends anyhow. I am very sorry to hear poor Aunt Mary is so low. I think it is terrible the way she is treated. You need not send me any more paper for I have plenty. I am enjoying good health and hope you are all the same. Give my love to all the family and grandmother and Aunt Mary.

From your son, Alexander Adams