April 14, 1861 Buttermilk Falls I got my trunk Thursday night. Peter Ryder an apprentice od Regan's went down to the dock with me and it was an awful load for both of us. When I got over here I saw Richard Ryne and he made me go [?] to his house and stay all day with him. Regan's folks is the nicest that I ever lived with. I am working about 1 mile below the falls now he has got a house to build down Fort Montgomery and then I will have enough walking to do. I saw old Tommy Cocks when he was acomming over here. I am just agoing to write to Walter ___. Your son, William H. Emslie PS excuse the bad writing. my hands are as stiff as a poker.