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Letter: Washington, D.C., to Julia A[nn DuBose Toombs], Memphis, Tennessee, 1859 Mar. 2

date: March 2, 1859
author: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
extent: 3p
summary: In this March 2, 1859 letter focusing on domestic issues, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), acknowledges receipt of several of his wife's letters, and apologizes for the brevity of his, since they are written hastily during Senate sessions. He describes Molly Bright's wedding in Washington, D.C., which Mrs. Toombs had apparently asked about. He expresses his desire to see her, but suggests that she stay with their daughter Sallie and her new child. He closes with affection.
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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Washington D.C. Wednesday Morning Mar [March] 2nd 1859
My Dear Julia,

After I wrote you yesterday I recd [received] your two letters of last Thursday & Saturday. There is an unaccountable irregularity in the mails I have written you every day since you left with [illegible text] two exceptions, they are necessarily short as They are written in my seat under all the interruptions & harrassments of the closing scenes of the session. You asked me about Molly Brights wedding I went there for 10 minutes saw her married & left immediately for the Senate -- She looked very well & as I wrote you before sent you a kiss which I will faithfully deliver when we meet, I promised her to come down to her reception & take leave of her yesterday

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but I was so busy that I could not do so. George has gotten down your curtains & is packing up, it begins to look like going home I may not get off until Saturday morning unless I can get a couple of hours Tomorrow to attend to a little out door [outdoor] business --

I am very anxious to see Sallie & the baby & will Take the first few days I can possibly command to go to see them, but you know all my professional engagements for the Spring fall within March and April & if I do not attend these courts I loose [lose] my crop, I want to see you too very much & while I would not have you to leave Sallies side, I do very much want to see you at home. Joe Sumner wrote his wife giving a full account of the boy Kiss him & Sallie for me & give my best regards to Dudley -- I send you many kisses.

Yours truly as ever
[Signed] Toombs

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1859 [unclear text: U.S.S. [United States Senate]
Mrs Julia A. Toombs
[illegible text] Memphis

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