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James McCully, Petersburg, Virginia, to John S. McCully, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1847 February 3
Thanks John for the letter and the news on brothers George and William; wants to know news of sister Mary; says if times are bad, it should not matter too much to John because he is a bachelor, relates his problems as a coachmaker when times are bad; high rent, two servants, a woman, and a girl, a sick wife and three children - the youngest seven weeks old and all boys; says he wishes he had the last ten years to live over again; tells of the "war fever" then with two companies of volunteers leaving (two from his shop), of two hundred men, one to go to Mexico, one to Old Point Comfort, says if he had no family, he might be fool enough to go, but tells John not to get any ideas of volunteering into his head.
Wier Family Papers, Box: 1, Folder 1
Mss. 65s W63
McCully, John S.
Is Part Of
Wier Family Papers
McCully, James, “James McCully, Petersburg, Virginia, to John S. McCully, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1847 February 3,” W&M Transcribe, accessed May 28, 2023, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5329.