Hiram Hill Esq –
My Dear Friend – I have had something to do [xxx] [xxx] friends I was at the Battle of Franklin which opened this Campaign – I have – have been on the march all the time since – We are using patent [xxx] – made of Lead We are Missionaries for nearly four Millions of Constitutional heathens.
Ten days ago – and – three armies one from the South East one to start from Lecompton which was to unite with the army from the south East – on the North of Lawrence and the third – which was to cooperate with the others by comeing in onto the north side of the Kansas river [xxx] to Lawrence – [xxx] All to destroy Lawrence – Now two of the [xxx] have been scattered like chaf and the third have left the base of their opperations – and odered to – the Missouri River – The first campaign is ended – but another is under way – winter is comeing –We
will do the fighting you must do the fueling – we can get all the provisions we want if we can have money
Our Massachusetts is doing more to keep us along than all the rest of the free states together – She is fueling us.
Write ------------- I shant sign my name – because
Sometimes I don’t see [homes?] for 3 days – I sleep just where night over takes my Company – very the Cabot Guards – Kansas will be free – She shall be free – God has written her destiny in the hearts of her inhabitance –
My Love to you all