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Caption 1859 Letter
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2005.36.116a-c
Scope & Content Description:
Letter written by George William Young to his sister on September 20, 1859, from from Resaca. Mentions wife and three children; mentions Ginnie, Fannie, Lula; trunk, carpetbags and slave.

Transcription:
Resaca Sept 20th /'59

My dear sister
Yours of 19th inst. at hand. We have con-cluded to accept the kind invitation to "come down" & spend a week or so. I shall be much from home in the next 3 weeks, & Ginnie would be left at home alone, and as she has been a good & dutiful wife for so long, & had to be all the time at home, & closely confin=ed to business, & had no neighbors of a congenial sort to visit - I think she ought to "fly around" some, just a spell from her labors + recruit(?) up herself & children

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Oh! Fannie sends her love to me does she? Tell her to remain till I come. & Ill give her my love verbally et. orally, Lula ditto,
I will tell you all about Electioneering times, when I come. it is indeed funny.
We will be at Cartersville on Monday next at 3 oclock. The train passes this place at one oclock. And will get to Cartersville by 3 oclock I suppose. I will have my wife, myself, three children & one "nigger", one trunk, two or 3 carpet bags. You will know how to send up for

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us and I hope you will also remember when, at what hour to have the conveyance at Cartersville. I am this particular dear sis because I am no Job! Nor are my children any relation to that good old gentleman.
Think of all that has happened in a year, & tell me when I come. I want to hear & see as much of you all in the short time that I will have to stay as possible. Ginnie sends love to all & is delighted to come down, the children are getting better. Your most affectionate Bro.
Geo Wm Young

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N.B
Monday Eavening at 3 oclock precisely! I would like to start from the depot out - home "Emfamille"
Geo Wm Young
Date September 20, 1859