382. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- ca. 1862

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    Saturday, Aug 11th Dear Mamma Enclosed I send a receipt for a box I send Mary. I was [illegible] to Pay the freight here, Please do so out of my balance of $7.--. I see my article in the Guardian but the girls could not have corrected it as there are so many mistakes! 1st the italics are only partial, each enumeration ought to be so -- 2d. one sentence is [worded?] so as to make nonsense that about "Showed no acknowledgement ["] 3rd. [illegible] should be ["illegible"] after plural substantives. 4th. That sentence about the receiving letter & our boxes, has no punctuation, I had no time to write it over so sent it to the girls to supervise. I want it republished in correct form. Pelham will do it for me, What of the Harness? I have been waiting now 6 days to try my horse. No Harness can be bought here and I cant borrow or hire. Send me a letter and I will mail it to Philadelphia. People are in good spirits here about the war, am glad to hear of Jacob, The [Danvilles?] [servants] have been getting[End Page 1] summer clothes as you see by Bill. Dr [Caball?] wrote me it was absolutely necessary for them to have these things, and they were cheaply got. As he paid a little more than $40 though it wont take all the [amount?] of bill away from you. Write if you are dissatisfied with servants remaining here and would prefer them returning. Any plan is convenient to me but I will bring them to Richmond under my own eye next month if they are to remain. I am full of work here as you will see by the Papers good bye. with much love Rob When box comes do have it sent to Mary say nothing of it till it comes. It is a part of Middleton Michels prescription for her and obtained at great effort and expense. In it is some green tea for Cattie. When you are out of sugar I can supply you cheaply.[End Page 2]
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    Saturday, Aug 11th Dear Mamma Enclosed I send a receipt for a box I send Mary. I was [illegible] to Pay the freight here, Please do so out of my balance of $7.--. I see my article in the Guardian but the girls could not have corrected it as there are so many mistakes! 1st the italics are only partial, each enumeration ought to be so -- 2d. one sentence is [worded?] so as to make nonsense that about "Showed no acknowledgement ["] 3rd. [illegible] should be ["illegible"] after plural substantives. 4th. That sentence about the receiving letter & our boxes, has no punctuation, I had no time to write it over so sent it to the girls to supervise. I want it republished in correct form. Pelham will do it for me, What of the Harness? I have been waiting now 6 days to try my horse. No Harness can be bought here and I cant borrow or hire. Send me a letter and I will mail it to Philadelphia. People are in good spirits here about the war, am glad to hear of Jacob, The [Danvilles?] [servants] have been getting[End Page 1] summer clothes as you see by Bill. Dr [Caball?] wrote me it was absolutely necessary for them to have these things, and they were cheaply got. As he paid a little more than $40 though it wont take all the [amount?] of bill away from you. Write if you are dissatisfied with servants remaining here and would prefer them returning. Any plan is convenient to me but I will bring them to Richmond under my own eye next month if they are to remain. I am full of work here as you will see by the Papers good bye. with much love Rob When box comes do have it sent to Mary say nothing of it till it comes. It is a part of Middleton Michels prescription for her and obtained at great effort and expense. In it is some green tea for Cattie. When you are out of sugar I can supply you cheaply.[End Page 2]
Title:
382. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- ca. 1862
Creator:
Barnwell, Robert Woodward, 1831-1863
Date:
1862
Description:
Undated war time letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing the upbeat attitude in Virginia. ca. 1862.
Collection:
Barnwell Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Barnwell family
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0110
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
400 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL scanner, Archival Master is a tiff.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2011, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.