A letter from William to his wife Caroline describing the lack of rations and how people in the area, despite being sympathetic to the South, would give them food. William explains the relations with the locals. He then mentions a plantation overseer and discusses support from freed slaves: "There was a Negro came here Thursday morning to let us know that there was some Gurrillas [sic] down at Bayou Goula waiting to capture the first Boat that landed there. The Negroes seem to be down on the south and say that they are treated much better since the Northern men came here." Also mentions meals and how he cooked them.