A letter from Lansing Porter to his wife, Elizabeth, informing her that he has sent her a few papers, including one by General Butler, so that she may get an idea of his misinformation. Lansing writes about an uproar in New Orleans that required two of the regiments to go out and restore order. He then tells Elizabeth about his adventure into town in hopes of finding a church for worship. He then describes the street cars he saw and the dinner he had with Lt. "Hod." Lansing also recounts a misfortunate occurrence when he "had forgotten the southern custom of calling the afternoon evening."