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Sherman, William Tecumseh
1887 - Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman Writes to a Friend About His Busy Social Schedule
At the beginning of August 1887, from his home in New York City, General Sherman wrote to his friend, Margaret Middleton, who was then staying with relatives in Sharon, Connecticut, to alert her that he had returned to New York City after travels to Halifax, Quebec, Lake George, Milford, Pennsylvania, and Yonkers. He then advised that he was leaving again the next day to go to Lake Hopatcong and then to Hoboken, New Jersey, before writing "Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week I have set apart for Sharon Conn. and Lennox Mass. I will leave the 42nd depot at 10:30 am Monday, August 8, stop at Sharon Station at 1:32. If you are there, I will feel at home. If not, I will work my way to that Inn so near you, and from which you derive your sustainance. It is for you and you alone that I come to Sharon, but I want you to help me to perform some social obligations. I must go to Lennox to see Fannie Smythe Woolsey and I want you to bespeak for me a light carriage and driver to take us to Lennox, and wherever you please. Please order this for me, and give me your time on Tuesday." He graciously declines a prior offer for a homestay in favor of that local inn, explaining that "A private house is a home which should not be disturbed," before reiterating that he wants Middleton, "friend and confidant of Mary Hunt, to go with me to Lennox, and where ever else her good strong sense may suggest. I must be back to New York Thursday - because Friday morning Rachel will come down from Lake George to go with her on another cruise in the "[?]" to Newport, Narragansett, and Montauk. I am … [Click Below for Full Description]
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