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Letter: Washington, D.C., to Julia A[nn DuBose] Toombs, Memphis, Tennessee, 1859 Feb. 18

date: February 18,1859
author: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
extent: 3p
summary: In this Feb. 18, 1859 letter, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), tells his wife of going to a ball the night before and seeing some of their old friends, who congratulated them on the Toombs' recently becoming grandparents; he also sends greetings to their daughter Sallie, the new mother, from her Washington, D.C. friends. He speaks of private and public political meetings, and closes the letter with his usual affection for his wife and family.
subjects: 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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Senate Chamber Feb [February] 18th 1859
My Dear Julia,

Nothing new since yesterday. I went to the ball last night & received the congratulations of our friends upon our new relations as grandparents -- Many of Sallie's friends send very kind remembrances to her, I staid [stayed] but half an hour as I was quite busy at home, I dined a dozen of our friends [deleted text: before] at dinner & went with them for a few moments to pay my respects to Lady Napier -- None of the Cabinate [Cabinet] was there except Mr Thompson & Mr. Black & I suppose

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Mr Craig might be arrested with them. Miss Lowe was absent & it was understood that the President gave the matter the "cold shoulder" but it was a very splendid affair from what little I saw of it. We are doing no better in politics I fear a good deal worse, the joining of factions prevents anything from being done the President threatens to call an extra session in June -- Give love & kisses Sallie & the baby for me. My best regards to Dudley -- Goodbye,

Yours truly as ever
[Signed] Toombs

P.S. I am now looking any day for a letter from you & have not yet recd [received] any
[Signed] R.T. [Robert A. Toombs]

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R Toombs
U.S.S. [United States Senate]
Mrs. Julia A Toombs

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