Letter, 8 June 1862, from Frank [-----], a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D. Letter, 1 January 1864, from George [-----] serving in Company B, 6th United States Cavalry to his parents stating that his regiment along with much of the Army of the Potomac is currently at Brandy Station, Virginia; and adding that little campaigning has been done because of the wet, cold weather and muddy conditions, but that some Union cavalry is operating in the Shenandoah Valley. He also discusses the removal of secessionists from Alexandria; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.
C.; commenting on rumors of the death of Confederate General Joseph Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks); noting that the Confederates have improved in their treatment of Union wounded and prisoners; and complaining about an address given by Massachusetts Governor John Andrews, stating that Massachusetts men are fighting for the Union, not to abolish slavery. The provisions of this chapter are severable, and should any part thereof for any reason be held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remainder, but they shall remain in effect, it being the legislative intent that this chapter shall stand notwithstanding the invalidity of any part thereof. Upon the complaint of any citizen of the Township of Delran made verbally or in writing, the Board of Health shall investigate any violation of this chapter or condition declared by this chapter to be a nuisance and upon determining that a violation or nuisance exists, shall order in writing by mailing to the person or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter or creating a nuisance, a notice directing that the violation or nuisance be abated within 10 days of the mailing of such notice.Such notice shall be mailed to the occupant of the property upon which such violation or nuisance exists, or in the case of licensees, to the business address appearing upon such license, by certified mail, return receipt requested. In addition to and notwithstanding any other means of enforcement provided for by this chapter or by the laws of this state, and upon notice to him that any person or corporation shall have violated the provisions of this chapter, the Health Officer may, by complaint filed in the Delran Township Municipal Court, in which said Court is hereby vested with jurisdiction to hear such complaints, institute proceedings in the name of the Board of Health of the Township of Delran for the enforcement and imposition of the penalties hereinafter prescribed. He asks about his children and adds that he has not received any letters from his wife. He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence.