Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1852 February 7

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Date: 1852 February 7
Item: Letter
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Lexington, Virginia
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Va. Mil. Institute
Lexington Va. Feby. 7 1852
My Dear Sister,

Though much pressed with business and far behind in my correspondence, I can not defer any longer a letter to you. Our examination has closed and academic duties have been resumed.

Next week I hope to take up the subject of Optics. The approaching summer is looked forward to by me with no small degree of interest, as our vacation will commence after the 4th of July.

Your health I hope is completely restored before this time: mine is still delicate. When did you last hear from Parkersburg and how are our relatives and friends? Do you see anything of John White's family.

The weather had been extremely cold, but at present it is lovely.

I have not heard from you in weeks upon weeks. Remember me very kindly to Mr. A & family and to all enquiring friends.

Your brother,

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