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DAVIS, VARINA
Varina Davis, Future First Lady of the Confederacy Writes ALS to Former First Lady Jane Pierce on the Eve of the Civil War
DAVIS, VARINA. (1826-1906). Wife of Jefferson Davis, secretary of war under President Franklin Pierce and, later, president the Confederate States of America. ALS. ("Varina Davis"). 7½ pp. 8vo. Washington, D.C., October 13 and October 14, 1860. To her close friend, former First Lady JANE M.A. PIERCE (1806-1863)."So far from being surprised to hear from you my heart has often yearned for a letter and I have often felt like writing to you particularly of late, but did not know where to direct the letter. We had cherished the hope of being able to go North to see you ere we returned home, but Mr. Davis' avocations you know are numerous, and as I tell him the only time I expect he would feel at leisure to anything because it was pleasant would be going home to stay there always. I was wearied to death with the noise & confusion of West Point parades, young people & constant dancing and longed to go to Prof. Baches camp, & from there to see you, but he was busy with the committee upon which he worked from five to six hours a day, and did not think we could get off together, & of course was not willing for me to go without him. My husband is now in the south, not well when I heard last, but not sick - however I feel quite anxious as he has to pass through Natches where the dengue prevails, (twin sister to the yellow fever.) he is speaking though.My little ones though sadly disfigured by an eruption are quite well otherwise and pretty good. Jeff is a splendid boy, and Joe, the little one you have not seen is a pretty black eyed baby like Maggie. Margaret goes home to Ma this fall … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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