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PMB Young writes a quick note to his mother about West Point, breakfast, and school. 2 handwritten pages.

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Ma authors the first page and writes about Christmas events. Mary authors the final pages to Caroline because Ma is in pain. She goes to write about her desire to travel the world and that Louisa has moved to Kentucky with Thomas. She also writes…

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Fannie writes to Lou informing her she will not will be able to visit due travel problems and late arrivals. 2 handwritten pages.

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Letter written by Henry asking Tom if he could borrow “either a horse or mule” for an upcoming trip. 1 handwritten page.

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The unknown writer is telling Tom about his/her baby daughter and hopes that she will be able to visit her soon. 2 handwritten pages. *The second page is written in a different hand.

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Cousin Rupo(?) writes to Tom that he received his letter detailing their stay at Montvale Springs. The cousin sends his condolences to Tom for the death of his niece. He gos to explain his relationship with a Sue, a near cousin and hopes that Tom…

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A very short letter, in response to one from Tom. Watts says he agrees with the plan for the perez (?) is all parties agree.

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In a letter to his sister, George Young discusses their brother, Robert moving to Texas and how much he will miss him. He talks about receiving his orders and how much he will miss the rest of the family. He agrees with her opinion of the Yankees…

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In her letter to her brother she inquires if he likes his profession and that his practice is going well. She discusses the ailments of her children and all the people who have visited in the past months. She mentions the crops and that they are…

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The writer chastises Tom for not taking care of himself and tells what medicine to take for his liver problems. Mentions that the crops are poor because of the drought. He is happy to hear that Tom and Kate have made up (after a disagreement). …

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A letter to Tom from his mother-in-law (?) about the death of her daughter, Kate. She mentions the cotton crop, a visit from his mother, She discusses Alick, who is working for Dr. Framer and asks Tom to have him stop smoking. She mentions that…

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a letter to her brother, whose wife (and baby) has recently died. She tells her brother to think of her in heaven. She asks about the baby, if it lived and if so does his mother-in-law have it, and an offer to take the baby if he wants. Three…

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J.W. Jones writes to his brother asking when he plans to visit again and how much he enjoys talking business with the unknown brother. Jones writes of the family and how an acquaintance is unsatisfied with an alcoholic boss. 6 handwritten pages.

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A short letter about a "sort of mutiny" at the school, with 30 cadets dismissed. One handwritten page and one envelope

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A letter from a new friend from a young lady going to school in Charleston. She mentions a carriage breakdown in Greensboro. She has settled back in Charleston and is waiting for school to start back. She tells Miss Lou that she wishes all her…

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In a letter to his wife, who is somewhere else, Tom asks when she is going to Columbia. He is happy she is going to Mill Creek but also misses her. He attended a conversation party as a fundraiser for church, where woman fell down the stairs. He…

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In the letter Blake recounts his meeting with a few girls from Newberry District and his travels with two ladies. He tells Jones of all the people getting married and where they are from and also of some deaths and illnesses. He ends the letter with…

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Hicks is asking Dr. Jones to come take care of a child that was left with her. One handwritten page.

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Thomas begins the letter by denying that he has laid eyes on other ladies, apparently in response to accusatory letter from Kate. He mentions that he has been sick with a fever for a long time. He asks if she will marry him in November or December…

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A short letter from R. Young letting his mother know he arrived in Atlanta. The cook was not there when they arrived and his porter had to find another cook. Also mentions others having breakfast and had some butter and brandy peaches. One…

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A short letter to Kate asking when she is leaving for Carolina. Tom says that Emma wants to travel with her, if her father will wait. One handwritten page.

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Pierce's letter to his sister upon his arrival back at school. Asks her to have their father send a book for study. Chastises her for betraying his confidence regarding the reputation of a lady and then warns to be careful talking to men, they are…

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Louisa wrote to Pierce to share news about family and friends. She commented on her appreciation for her friends welcoming her back home but explained that they seem tame after spending so time much time sojourning in the company of the "fast…

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T.J. Jones (possibly) writes to his brother incurring about job prospects and the possibility of him coming to work for him. 2 handwritten pages.

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The author writes to her mother about a Masquerade she recently attended in Newport. She talks of fireworks and Impersonations of “Old John Brown of Harpers ferry.” She also writes of her dislike for the Yankees. 5 handwritten pages.

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Virginia writes a letter to Mother Young, detailing the family’s recent business, thanking them for gifts of apples while describing how the whole family is sick, especially George. George writes a shorter letter to accompany hers, where he speaks…

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Author extended an invitation to Pierce to visit on Pierce's next trip out west. He mentioned an upcoming duck hunt at Beaver Dam and wished that Pierce could join him. Mentioned being annoyed with Griff for not responding to several letters. …

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Pierce described the pomp and circumstance surrounding the visit to West Point by the Prince of Wales. Pierce expressed his displeasure about the fuss the Yankees made over dignitaries and his readiness to join the Southern Confederacy. He…

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The author wrote an acknowledgment on behalf of Edmund of an invitation extended by Thomas to have Edmund come for a visit so Thomas can treat his illness. Regrets extended that Edmund cannot travel. Provides a lengthy and detailed description of…

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George wrote to his father to request a signature on a deed and the immediate return of the signed deed for property owned by his father and sold to Dien & Dien. George mentioned another business entity who had an interest in the deed called…

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Emma, the sister of Thomas, wrote to confirm the safe arrival of their mother. Emma reported that mother's sore arm was improving and the news of their brother Edmund's impending death. She reported that Sam was ill. She expressed thanks for a…

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John M. Jones wrote to his cousin to Thomas to express his regret for having to decline an invitation to Thomas and Louisa's wedding and an invitation to be a groomsman. 3 handwritten pages.

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A love letter from Thomas to Kate expressing his concern about the long delay in receiving a letter from her and his high anxiety and worry about her health. He expressed how much he missed her and longed to hear from her. He asked Kate to write…

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Tom Jones writes Kate; he is suffering from pneumonia and is tired because he has been caring for other sick patients the past week. He hopes she still loves him and wishes to get married; he still madly loves her and hopes to hear the status of…

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A letter of encouragement from Aunt Mary to Pierce. She offered admonishment and advice to Pierce as he embarked on his commission to attend West Point. She shared news of Uncle Butler being very ill with mumps, and of Miss Thompson, a beautiful…

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A love letter from Dr. Thomas F. Jones, Jr. to Kate expressing concern about her recent illness, his joy and delight in her, and his love and longing to see her again. He mentioned a communion meeting at the church and an adversarial situation…

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Letter from Thomas L. Jones to his sister Caroline regarding the suicide of their brother Edmund Jones. Thomas recounted Edmund's affliction and expressed shock and dismay. He wrote words of consolation, and encouragement to have faith. I envelope…
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