Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1852 October 25
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Date: 1852 October 25
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Lexington, Virginia
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October 25th 1852
My Dear Sister,
Your very kind letter has come safe to hand and I am glad to learn that you are enjoying as many blessings as still fall to your lot. I hope that by the time of the receipt of this that the children will all be in perfect health.
George Lurty has been here for about two weeks. He and Mr. Harrison (son of Wm. Harrison of Clarksburg) design taking a course of law lectures this winter under Judge Brockenbrough.1 George is a young man of very fine mind, and I hope that he will acquit himself with much credit this winter. A young Mr. Stribling from Point Pleasant is also here. He is brother to the Miss S. of whom I presume you have heard cousin Harriet Murdoc frequently speak. Cousin Harriet I regard as being one of the sweetest ladies with whom I have ever met. I wish that we could be together frequently. I hope that she will make a visit next summer to this most beautiful of places. How sweet it is to meet with congenial spirits!
I wish that you would forward me the checks by the first mail as I am in need of them. The peaches have not yet come to hand but as soon as they do I will forward them without delay.
I weighed yesterday one hundred and seventy two pounds and a fraction. This is six pounds more than any former weight. My health has much improved and I hope that through the blessings of God, I will ultimately enjoy perfect health. Remember me very kindly to Mr. A and family and to all enquiring friends.
1Now, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia.
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