A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she is making preparations to come visit him, but is awaiting a pass and directions. She also writes of the man, Tatman, who stole money from them.
A letter to Milroy, presenting a long list of attempts that Colfax had tried to get Milroy an assignment. Once an assignment was finally awarded to Milroy, he immediately begins requesting a better assignment. Colfax is hurt by the ingratitude.