|The swatches sent for my book's covering|
Additionally, I have enclosed excerpts from my most recent letter to him:
North American Station
My Dear Lt,
You are too kind Sir, I will be very pleased to add these volumes to my little library. I have no doubt that they will be of great service. I shall remember you kindly each time I make use of them!
On the other hand, mine is quite plain and old-fashioned as is evidenced in the image of it I shall enclose with this missive. It has always been my tendency to be a creature of habit, and in the realm of fashion, I suppose it is no different.
Again, you have my most sincere thanks for your kindness and know that I most sincerely wish you health and success equal to the justice of our cause; and am, with great respect, dear Sir,
Your affectionate and obedient servant,
Doctor A. Roberts
Lt. Ramsey and I are nearly finished with our new waistcoats, the other evening we sat together in conversation while we worked on them, I at my pocket flaps and he at the lining and back of his own. His has made great leaps and bounds in progress. We lack only the proper buttons for the garments in question, which must be ordered from afar, and can be quite expensive.
I may see if any of the officers are in need of similar buttons and gauge their interest in splitting the cost, as the minimum order would appear to be 50 buttons, and I have no need for so many.
|Sick & Hurt Commissioners Button|
My next task is to lay hands upon a set of buttons for my coat that bear the mark of the Sick and Hurt Board at a reasonable cost. I have several leads and am still in the process of making inquiries into the matter.