2005.36.394: Unknown to John, 1860 January 18
1860; Transcription; John; West Point; Education; Blunt; Holidays; Marriage; Duncan Friggs; Charles Omally; Frank Myers; Marietta; Hudson River; Weather; War
This is a two-page handwritten letter, presumably authored by P.M.B. Young himself judging by his account of the "frozen blue hell" and the frozen Hudson River. He compliments John on his engagement. On the eve of the outbreak of war, he offers a scathing commentary of how southerners should despoil the "hand of a northern oppressor." This section, in particular, is written in a grammatical style that is romantic, bordering fanatical.
P.M.B. Young Collection, Bartow History Museum
Bartow History Museum
1860 January 18
Heather M. Haley