Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1859 September 13

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Date: 1859 September 13
Item: Letter
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Lexington, Virginia
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Sept. 13th, 1859
My dear Sister

Your last reached me safely and Anna delivered the articles to the servant according to your request. I regret to learn that your health continues so infirm. I am with yourself glad that you visited us last summer with the children, and hope that you may be spared to visit us again, and I hope that at your next visit we may be able to make you more comfortable than you were at your last.

Anna's health has become such as to render it necessary to send her to a physician & she left last Friday for Hampden Sidney to be under the care of Dr. Watkins.

According to your request I send Thomas' account. Look at his book and see if he got anything after the last of June. The account only extends to the end of June and he may have procured things from the store after that time. I had occasion to see Lyell Wilson's account since then & he had me charged with a pass book got by Thomas in the 1st of July. This made me think that he might have got other things elsewhere. But if he didn't get anything else, don't take notice of the book, as it was only a trifle.

Give my love to Mr. A & to all the children.

Your affectionate brother, Thomas.

I fear that I will not get to see you in Nov. But my first visit as I said before is to you. May our kind Heavenly Father bless you richly is my constantly repeated prayer.

English Grammar.50
Copy Books .25
Blank book & sponge .18 3/4
Paper & envelopes .25
Box pencil lead, paper & envels. .50
For Fair & Christmas 1.00
Miss Howard for two months & 1 week washing 1.68
Mr. McFarland 17.00
Miss L. S. Graham 37.50

Odd Fellows supper .25 Lecture at Chapel .25 57.43
[illegible] .25
Negro for mending shoe .25
Visit Nat. Bridge .50
McFarland 17.00
Not included in store accounts 77.36 3/4
6 months Board & washing 72.00
149.36 3/4
Store account40.46 3/4
189.83 1/2
Balance due76.83

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