In the letter Samuel expresses relief that his brother is safe and healthy after his service in the Confederate Navy. He then discusses his own changing views of "our civil war": "My own course has been a neutral one. I was opposed to the secession...
In the letter George describes an attempt to destroy the insurgents' entrenchments at the town of Fernando in the Philippines. He feels that a great number of American troops will be necessary to put an end to the conflict: "It is my opinion that...
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