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Thomas expresses his wish to Kate that she would write more often, and that he spends energy and emotion waiting on her letters every day. He tells her that he must hear from her to be happy.

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Jones is writing Kate to question why she does not write him more often. He admits to being busy, and also writing several letters that were not mailed. However, he still questions why she does not write more. He describes the dull conditions of…

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Young’s mother is writing him to congratulate and also express her excitement concerning Young’s complete conversion to Christianity. The letter goes into detail describing the importance of accepting “the Redeemer” into one’s life.

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A short letter from Young to his mother discussing the death of a “brother cadet” at the Georgia Military Institute. Young comments on the cause of death, which was pneumonia, and how symptoms such as pleurisy induced a very painful death. Young…

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Letter to Pierce concerning his military attire. The sender comments on epaulets that are available. The letter mentions seeing Pierce's name in the local Savannah newspaper as a cadet at West Point. In the article, Pierce is described as excellent…

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This letter from sister Louisa expresses how much she misses Pierce. She discusses a visit from Robert that went well. Louisa also expresses her pleasure at Pierce's bright future by complimenting his position at West Point. Louisa mentions a wedding…

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This letter expresses pain and disappointment related to the “very long time” since receiving a letter. Jeannie compares the love to a son to her love for Louisa. The letter also discusses the social life of Charleston, South Carolina.
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