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Letter: Washington, Georgia, to Julia A[nn DuBose] Toombs, 1854 July 10


date: July 10, 1854
author: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885.
extent: 2p
summary: In this July 10, 1854 letter, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), acknowledges receiving his wife's letter and hopes she and their daughter Sallie are enjoying themselves while away. Their eldest daughter Louisa is with him and ill but improving (this letter is written the year before she dies). He updates his wife on the progress of the work he's having done on their home. His legal work is moving along nicely, and he tells his wife he will finish as quickly as possible because he is anxious to see her again. He updates her on his brother Gabriel and sends greetings from a Mr. Stephens (most likely his longtime friend, neighbor, and fellow politician Alexander H. Stephens). He closes with his usual affection for her and for Sallie.
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repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries
collection: Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs




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Washington Geo [Georgia] July 10th 1854
My Dear Julia ,

I received your letter of the 6th Inst [Instant] to day [today] & I was happy to hear that you & Sallie were both so well & cheerful -- Lou says she believes you & "Sis" are as gay as larks & enjoy The Thing very much as you are constantly writing her of company & gay scenes. I hope it is so, for it is True wisdom to cast away care & enjoy all the innocent pleasures we can -- Lou is well but very feeble We are in the midst of rubbish & lumber, Mr. Green & the brick layer are both at work & getting on bravely. I hope all the worst of the work will be over by the time you get home, Tho' [Though] there is much yet remaining to be done


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I am getting on pretty well with the court business -- hope to get thro [through] by Thursday evening, but that is quite uncertain -- I shall press the matter as much as possible & leave the Earliest moment I can get off -- I am getting very very impatient to see you again. Gabriel & family all well, also all the rest of our friends. Mr Stephens is with me in good health & sends his best regards to you & Sallie -- If you get off as soon as you expect to Mr. Pendleton's you will not get This much sooner Than I you will see me as I shall try to be with you on Monday morning -- My best love to Sallie, I send you many kisses


Yours as ever
[Signed] Toombs

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