New Orleans, Sept. 12, 1865.
I shall be detained here some days on business. As soon as I can get away, I shall come home, and hope my coming will not be deferred long after the reception of this letter. I cannot now write you at length; my plans are not matured. My health is much the same, no worse.
SOURCE: Walter George Smith, Life and letters of Thomas Kilby Smith, p. 408