May 23rd 65.
Thinking you all had forgotten that I was still in the land of the living I thought ir best to send a few lines. I am still residing at Fort Delaware. I am also well. Have not yet receives the box neither have I gotten a letter since 4th have written several one on the 4th also 10th & 16th do not know when I shall return probably not for some months can see no prospect at present. Suppose you have been informed I would return in a few days which of course brought no reply to my letters. My regards to all. Heard your Pa had returned heard also that Sam Russ was dead
Henry A Allen