Letter from Charlotte Manigault to Henrietta Drayton, 1825

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    White Oak, April 19th 1825 My dear Sister, I am glad to hear, by a letter from Emma Huger, that you are well; this weather has been so unfavourable[sic] for exercise that I thought you might suffer from the want of it. I do not suppose I have walked a dozen times since our arrival here, our banks have been very frequently under water, and when visible, is washed and torne, that there is no pleasure in passing over them. The planter's prospects are still gloomy, from the uncommon vicinity of the moon I suppose, but we endeavor to devise away[sic] case by amusing ourselves on tuesday last we had a very pleasant party given by the gentlemen to the ladies at the club house, we met at 2 o'clock dined and immediately after commenced dancing which was continued until 10, when we disspursed[sic]. There were evergreens and flowers extending and ornamenting the piazza, and a couple of very pretty arches at each end. it gave each general satisfaction and pleasure that it is to be on thursday week. The Miss Noviy's talk of being in town in three weeks. Joseph comes up for my letters, Adieus! your aff.[affectionately] C. M. [Charlotte Manigualt] [end page one] [Center of the page, written vertically] Miss Henrietta A. Drayton Charleston. [end page two]
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    White Oak, April 19th 1825 My dear Sister, I am glad to hear, by a letter from Emma Huger, that you are well; this weather has been so unfavourable[sic] for exercise that I thought you might suffer from the want of it. I do not suppose I have walked a dozen times since our arrival here, our banks have been very frequently under water, and when visible, is washed and torne, that there is no pleasure in passing over them. The planter's prospects are still gloomy, from the uncommon vicinity of the moon I suppose, but we endeavor to devise away[sic] case by amusing ourselves on tuesday last we had a very pleasant party given by the gentlemen to the ladies at the club house, we met at 2 o'clock dined and immediately after commenced dancing which was continued until 10, when we disspursed[sic]. There were evergreens and flowers extending and ornamenting the piazza, and a couple of very pretty arches at each end. it gave each general satisfaction and pleasure that it is to be on thursday week. The Miss Noviy's talk of being in town in three weeks. Joseph comes up for my letters, Adieus! your aff.[affectionately] C. M. [Charlotte Manigualt] [end page one] [Center of the page, written vertically] Miss Henrietta A. Drayton Charleston. [end page two]
Title:
Letter from Charlotte Manigault to Henrietta Drayton, 1825
Creator:
Manigault, Charlotte 1792-1819
Date:
1825-04-19
Description:
In this letter Charlotte Manigault discusses her daily life and her family and friends.
Collection:
Drayton Papers, 1701-2004
Contributing Institution:
Drayton Hall: A National Historic Trust Site
Media Type:
Images
Topical Subject:
Plantation life--South Carolina--History--19th century
Geographic Subject:
South Carolina
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS0152-B17-F3
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
602 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2013, Drayton Hall: A National Historic Trust Site. All rights reserved. For more information contact Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC 29414.