Confederate States of America
Richmond, Sept 20 1862
My dear Mary
What is the world did you send
George back--I have no place for him
& can not afford to keep him, I sent
him home for those reasons--I board
on Main & Adams near the Old fairgrounds
My room is 8 x 12--bed 4 feet wide.
I wrote you a long letter yesterday I sent
it to Verdon--I will see Miss Charlotte
Temple, & ask her if I can get a room
for you--I fear it will be a hard
matter to get a hack--I have been
quite poorly for some time--
Kisses for the children
Mrs M. E. Noland
Hanover Co. Va.
Mrs Temple will
give you a good
room, & it is as near
to your uncle's, as the
Houses down town.
all the goods are
on Broad Street
Callender St. George Noland, 1813-1879, formerly of the U.S. Navy, more recently commandant of the battery on Mulberry Island Point, defending the James River.