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1856 Va Letter Mother To Son Vmi Cadet Fulkerson Family, Preston's Black Man For Sale
This folded letter looks like the kind that was once with an envelope, but the envelope is long gone.It is a two page letter written by'mother, Margaret L. Fulkerson', to 'Dear Abram'.The dateline is March 23, 1856.
Abram Fulkerson was a VMI cadet in the 1850's. His family lived in the Washington county, VA area.
"This being Esther [sic] sunday, and a day in your childish times you used to celebrate by trying how many eggs you could colour and eat, it has made me think and talk about you this morning."
"We are all in good health here ... Your uncle James has been quite unwell ..."
"Amelia was down at Mr Rhea's. Her father was to have met her at your uncle John Vance's, but was taken sick."
"Old Mrs Balfour's health is very good. Your uncle talks of going to Memphis & to Mississippi where Robert died."
"James wants to go to Russell to study the art of engineering under Robert Carson; but he cant go untill his father returns ..."
"Peter Hanby is a little better .... yet doubtful whether he will ever rise again."
"Balfour has a black man of John F. Preston's working for him now, but I dont know whether he will let him stay all summer or not."
"Saml Vance is going to set up a clothing Store at Emory & Henry College."
"D. Davis's family are well ..."
"Balfour is gone over to hear Mr McClain [?] preach this evening. I did not venture out, the day is so raw and cold. Your father is in bed taking a nap. He wlaks every day with the staff which you sent him, and ..."
"I seen a letter from Angeline McFarland ..."
"Thomas Maxwell writes home that ..."
"Your aunt Peggy Fulkerson has settled in Gonzales Texas. Peter is still in California."
"Remember me to J. Tyler."
More names and news mentioned. Condition of the letter rates average. I hope the scan gives you a general idea of the condition.
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