1862 August 1 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler ]

Friday, August 1, 18662

Mr. Pendleton brought Pa another
letter from Nat telling of Newtons death
& your sickness= Oh, if I could only hear
that you are well once more:–

I get along better without a nurse
than you might expect at first Jacky
was very bad, but he knows them all now
& crawls about very quickly–poor little
fellow.   I never look at him without
wishing, you could see him.

Pa is gloomy enough–he still thinks
we will be whipped all to pieces, after a
while–that our enemies are too strong
for us to contend against.

[partial transcription in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]

MSS 15406

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