A handwritten letter to D. H. Cook from his sister Carolina Cook from Mount Gilead, N.C. In the letter, Carolina Cook mentions D.H. Cook having the mumps, provides some updates about mutual acquaintances, and mentions the importance of religion in one's life. Accompanied with the original small handwritten envelope addressed to Mr. D. H. Cook, Richmond, Virginia, Co. K, 5th NC Cavalry, Barringers Brigade. David Haze Cook was a past master for the Blackmer Lodge No. 127 (1874, 1888-1889, and 1891) and was C. J. Cook's son.