Correspondence (starting on page 2) from Lansing Porter to his wife, Elizabeth, describing how he protected himself from a terrible thunderstorm while he was the "Officer of the Day." Lansing tells her about having to look for a missing man who was supposed to relieve a guard from duty and finding him asleep in an unauthorized area protecting him from the rain. He writes that he arrested him for his behavior and was commanded by Colonel Brown to "prefer charges against that man without delay." Lansing goes on about Mr. Griswold and how he was court-martialed and proven guilty for cowardice and disobedience. Lansing announces the appointment of Major Arnold to Brigadier General and mentions that Colonel Brown has asked to be discharged due to his poor health.