James McCully, Petersburg, Virginia, to John S. McCully, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1847 February 3

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Title

James McCully, Petersburg, Virginia, to John S. McCully, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1847 February 3

Description

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.

Creator

McCully, James

Source

Wier Family Papers, Box: 1, Folder 1

Identifier

Mss. 65s W63

Contributor

McCully, John S.

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1847-02-03

Is Part Of

Wier Family Papers

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Status

To transcribe

Percent Completed

100

Weight

100100

Citation

McCully, James, “James McCully, Petersburg, Virginia, to John S. McCully, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1847 February 3,” W&M Transcribe, accessed February 25, 2024, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5329.