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Williams, George M. (fl. 1862) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06582.07 Author/Creator: Williams, George M. (fl. 1862) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 February 1862 Pagination: 4 p.

Written in the form of a poem. Discusses how thinking of his wife puts him in "good heart," and compares his heart to that of Newton, Milton or Shakespeare. He says that all must fight for country and cause, or submit to tyranny. He writes that he is very sleepy. He points out that the recent rainfalls are signaling "the birth of spring." Furthermore, he writes that flannel can be bought at high prices in stores on Main and Broad. He reminds her that although the price for flannel is high that he would be more than happy to provide it for her if she only asks. He sends his "love to all." He asks her to have the baby "clean and tidy" for when he visits which he thinks will be soon.

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