West Point Jan. 25th., 1863
Your short letter of the 18th was received on 22d inst. I suppose William started for Port Royal on the 20th. I have been expecting him here all week. I was very much disappointed at not seeing him.
I am getting along very well with my studies. I think Calculus is the easiest Math we have studied yet.
We are having very warm weather, it looks more like April than January.
How are the Limington soldiers getting along? Were any of them in this last battle?
I have no news to write. Sunday comes round so quick that it seems as though I was writing the same letter all the time. You know how it is. Your letters, I believe are not much longer than mine.
Your Affectionate Son, Malcolm McArthur
P.S. – I don’t suppose you have got a couple dollars you would like to send me?