Friday, January 18, 2013
1863 January 2 Skinker's Neck
[2 January 1863]
My dear Jennie. I dont know what makes
me so forgetful. I am satisfied now that I have
paid Long the $99.25 marked as due him in
your book and have his rect for it. I dont know
what lumber I owe him for and you can
just say to him he must wait until I can
see him. I have sent my letter to Mr Effinger
& will now send for it, take out the check
& receip [sic] intended for Long. If the money I send
you is not enough see Mr Hensberger & he will
tell you how to get money out of bank
If you can get me three or four
pocket handkerchiefs of cottin [sic] or linnen [sic] or two of silk
I would be largely benefited I am about out.
George has had a hard time with biles on his face
is now better & will soon be in a better humor
also. I am writing this before breakfast Friday mor-
ning Jany 2d 1863. Kiss my babies & believe me
Ever your devoted
“My dear Jennie”, salutation – Warren’s wife Virginia ‘Jennie’ Watson Magruder Warren.
“rect”, line 4 – receipt.
“ETHWarren”, signature; page 2, signature – Edward Tiffin Harrison Warren, Colonel, 10th VA Infantry.
“George”, page 2, line 3 – Jennie’s brother George S. Magruder, Private, Company C, 13th VA Infantry. At the time of the letter he was temporarily serving as Colonel Warren’s orderly.
“my babies”, page 2, line 6 – At the time Warren had three children – seven year old Lizzie, six year old James M., and ten month old Virginia ‘Jennie’ Watson.
[transcript by John P. Mann, IV]