Mary W. Capers, at Camden, South Carolina, to Elizabeth R. Braxton. 1868 February 21

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household that can plead not guilty to

that charge : She will leave Columbia soon (where

she has been living since her marriage) to pay

a visit to her parents in Charleston & to be

present at her Brother's wedding, & will

then pay us a visit : The Brother referred

to is, Mr. Darby, the friend I wrote to you of

while in Columbia : Never again dearest

Bettie, attribute my silence to so unlikely

a course as my marriage : I haven't the

most remote idea of taking such a step

& if I had I assure you, you would be one of

the first to hear of it : but why sweet Sister

would you be pained were such tidings to

reach you?  Please tell me, for it grieves me to

think that [tis?] only because you imagine

"the results of such a step" would be forgetful-

ness of your fondly loved self:   We have relin-

quished the idea of leaving Camden & I am glad

for I could not bear the thought of being at a

distance from that scared mound in our

grave-yard : Good-bye, my own sweet Sister

think often of & ever love

                 Your Pet.


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I have not seen or heard of Mr Thompson, for a very long time