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typed TRANSCRIPTION of a letter from Captian Anderson at a camp near Tampico, Mexico, to his wife, Ellen Anderson. on February 22, 1847.
They are delayed by weather at the moment, but thinks they will take Vera Cruz easily if they land without opposition. He tells Ellen about the differing vegetation and animals there. He says it isn't true that General Taylor has defeated Santa Anna. Finally he says "I cannot say to you that you need feel no anxiety on my account, for the future is uncertain to us all and in battle the chances of a Man's death is certainly increased. I can only say that I feel confidant of living to the end of the war and if it don't last too long, a few years longer."