Letter, Waco, Texas to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], Washington, Georgia, 1857 May 14

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title:Letter, Waco, Texas to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], Washington, Georgia, 1857 May 14
Description:

In this May 14, 1857 letter, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), opens by acknowledging receipt of his wife's recent letter, and tells her he hopes she has a good time visiting with Sallie in South Carolina while he is away. Then he moves to the subject that makes up the bulk of this letter: a long description of his trip to Texas and its environs. He informs his wife that Felix (William Felix Alexander, the husband of their recently deceased daughter Louisa, and Sallie's brother-in-law) has received Sallie's letter. Toombs expresses confidence in Sallie's ability to make the unnamed decision he refers to. He remembers his wife's birthday and wishes he were there to celebrate with her, though he will be home soon. He assures her of the well-being of his friends and travel companions, sends his love to family members, and closes with his usual affection.

Digital image and transcription of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: rat013

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Texas--Description and travel | Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century | Domestic life--Georgia | Toombs family | Letters | United States, Texas, 31.968599, -99.901813 | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
Collection:Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, 1850-1867
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
Original Material:

Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

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