Richmond, Va: September 20, 1861.
Approximately 8-1/8" x 5", one sheet, once folded in four. Irregular browning.
The letter begins "My dear Genl. Permit me to present to your acquaintance my Nephew Dr. Il D. Smith of La. who visits the armory of the Potomac to see some friends to look after the sick from his section. Being like yourself a Creole of La. there will be that connecting link between you ..".