I have been dangerously wounded in battle I am as yet unable to be moved. I am shot in the left knee. The wound is a serious one and will deprive me of the use of the joint for a long time if the joint is not altogether destroyed. I am at the house of D Wills Esq. and receive every attention. Write to me here. I fear we will never play billiards together again. I have written to you several times but presume you did not know where to reply.
Remember me kindly to Maria & Mr Hiester
H W Freedley
P.S. Do not let Maria know I am so badly wounded