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Sillers-Holmes Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: "Fannie"
Date: January 28, 1864
Place: Raleigh, North Carolina
To: Frances Sillers Holmes

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 2 pages (22 x 18 cm.) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5025-16

Transcribed by: Paul Patterson and George Rugg, 2004-06

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Raleigh Jan 28th 1864

My Dear Friend.

By this time you have heard of my sudden flight. I was so sorry to leave without seeing you & Dr (of course) but Dr (my Dr) came home Saturday evening about 3 Oclock, & I had to get ready by next morning. you can imagine my consternation. Our intention was to stop to see you, but we started late, & with mules, & one could not travel, so we could get to Warsaw in time. So we had to stop at Mr. Beaman's to get another. I had not the time. I intended writing to you the day after my arrival, but have been sick enough to lie in bed, with a cold. am much better now. have appointed several days to write to you, but have been interrupted, & now hope I may get through. We have so much company. These are exciting times I can assure you. How differently life appears in your quiet home, to the bustle here. Tell Dr for

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his especial benefit that Holden [i.e., William W. Holden, editor of the North Carolina Standard] has nothing to do with Gov Vance, does not go to his house or Office [illeg] says is afraid his life will be taken. I hope he will be well frightened. dont you? Howard has regularly commenced going & does very well. Mrs. Vance will not hear of my going home for a while so I will wait until Howard's 1st month is out before I speak of it. Whatever happens, remember your place in my affections, as exclusively your own I told Mrs. Vance Johnny spoke of coming to see Charley, & she was really sorry I had not brought him. How is Bessie? I do want to see you all very much, I often think of you. Oh I had almost forgotten to speak aobut the dress. Dr got me one of the little plaid merinoes. 10 yds & I had to send for 1 1/2 yds more, as the skirt was not full enough It makes a beautiful dress. & I am so much obliged, for it. It is made beautifully. Dr will probably be with you (I mean in Sampson) when you get this Dont hurt my feelings by being too attentive

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I am weak yet suffering with my cold, & cant hear much. Be kind to him though. Do write soon & tell me all the news. I heard from Dr. that Mrs. Lee was dead. Love to those whom you know I love Mrs C Holmes &c &c. I have sent the cloth you gave

Howard to make a jacket, & could get but one. I hope to get two Howard sends his love to all. This is only an apology for a letter, & I expect & am resigned to be chided for it. But we are to have a dining here to day & I have not time to write more. The dresses are all made like Howard wants—full. Write soon.


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