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Higgins, Patrick to Fannie Schoonmaker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02164.04 Author/Creator: Higgins, Patrick Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 20.2 x 26.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Lonely, decided to write her. Is very happy with his new place. Does not know what to write; asks for suggestions in her response. Asks if her parents are going away, and, if so, to let him know in advance so he can see her. Promises that he will not forget her. Does not want her to be insulted for him asking her to keep her poise and will. Does not want her to make fun of this letter, for it is "as good as can compose it." Will mail it in such a way that her parents cannot tell whom it is from. She is the only friend he has. Dated June. No year given.

Background Information:

People: Higgins, Patrick, fl. 1859-1862
Reese, David, fl. 1859-1862
Johnson, Charles, fl. 1859-1862
Schoonmaker, Fannie, fl. 1859-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterInfantryArmy of the PotomacLove LettersWomen's History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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