Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1849 January 1
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Date: 1849 January 1
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Fort Hamilton, NY
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Fort Hamilton N.Y. Harbor. Jany 1st 1849
I suppose that you begin to think it time, that I should write, but I am not certain that my physician agrees with you about that as he has been cautioning me about confining my mind too much. But at all events, I shall venture to say, that I am still living, and with the blessings of God, hope to live, for some years to come. My physician has pronounced my lungs and liver sound, and that the liver has only been sympathetically affected.
I saw about that claim of [Warren's], and it is worth nothing, the Sheriff having failed to make his certificate. Whilst in Richmond, I called on Mr. Carlisle, and was received by him, in a very cordial manner, and during my stay there, he allowed no opportunity to pass unimproved, in which he could manifest his kindness. The night after I left your house I passed out at the head of the Valley river, and the next morning was in about 17 miles of Huntersville. But notwithstanding I reached the Hot Springs too late for the Wednesday's stage, and consequently had to wait until Friday.
I am as you have observed at Fort Hamilton, which is on Long Island about ten miles below the city of New York, and on the east bank of the Hudson River. Remember me to Mr. Arnold, the children & c.
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