Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1851 October 8
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Date: 1851 October 8
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Lexington, Virginia
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Oct. 8th 1851
My Dear Sister,
I have had the pleasure of receiving your letter and the articles which you sent to me.
I have seen Mr. Cowen and requested him to call on you, and have made a similar request of Mr. Henderson, whom I esteem very highly. He is the brother-in-law of Col. Smith. I am much obliged for the articles. An opportunity will hardly be afforded for visiting you this winter. I have received a letter from Cousin Margaret Neale: She as well as our other relatives are well.
The academic duties commenced on yesterday week.
My health has through the blessings of Providence been so much improved as to enable me to enter on my duties, with which I am delighted.
Remember me very kindly to Mr. A. and family, and to all enquiring relatives & friends.
And say to Mr. A. that I hope to be able by his assistance to get some fine fossil specimens from his farm when I next visit Beverly. I remember of having seen some beautiful specimens of shells, near the bridge about Mrs. Bakers. These he showed me in 1848.
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