4 December 1864: “he is really suffering for want of clothing”

Item Description: Letter dated 4 December 1864 from Catherine Roulhac to her father.


Item Citation: Folder 91, Ruffin, Roulhac, and Hamilton Family Papers, #643, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Hillsboro Dec 4th /64

My dear father!

If it is in your way and will not trouble you, please pay Major Wm_ Graham $10.00 (ten dollars) for a blanket he purchased me for Tom and if you think about and see the govr or the proper person — I do not know who that is ? if Tom is entitled to an overcoat and if it can be had. I received a another letter from him this morning and he says he is really suffering for want of clothing, and if it cannot be got from the State I must try and see if the Messrs. Webb will not let me have it form their factory.

I hope you did not take cold this morning at the “depot”,  you had to wait some time for the cars, I was glad the weather had moderated tho they have been hauling ice to day- I hope you will be able to stop a day with us as you return, and I shall ? you to stay with me- Love to all my friends that you meet particularly the Mordecais, Manlys, & Rayners – Please give Willie Graham the note enclosed when you pay him-

Your loving daughter,

Catherine Roulhac

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