Stonewall Jackson Papers. Letter, 1844 September 8

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Date: 1844 September 8
Item: Letter fragment
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: United States Military Academy (West Point)
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...Be not discouraged by disappointments & difficulties but on the contrary let each stimulate you to greater exertions for attaining noble ends & an approving conscience at least will be your reward. Please write to me soon. My health is as good as usual. During my furlough I was made an officer consequently my duties are lighter than usual. You may rest assured of my ....(section of letter missing)

....what I have formerly...
friend & brother
Thos. Jackson

A few days since I was called upon to pay the last token of my respect to a friend & fellow classmate in whom were combined both shining talents & the characteristics of a gentleman. His death was much lamented by his class mates who a few days subsequent to his death assembled & appointed a committee to attend to the erection of a monument to his memory. My health is at present as good as usual & I remain your well wishing brother   T.J. Jackson

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