Feb. 28th 1899
My dear Mrs. Anderson,
The very handsome & life like portrait of your distinguished husband Mr.
Davidson turned over to me; a few weeks ago upon its arrival from the artist & I at once
as Regent took pains to see about its proper framing & expressage to Richmond; our
recent severely cold weather delayed for ten days or more this work; for the past week the
handsome portrait has been on exhibition in Mr. Drew's window. I wanted all here who
loved our Cause to see the face of one who wore the Grey & gave honor to our State as a
noble man & soldier. I wish you too & his children could have seen it, but I trust you all
may some day in that sacred room in Richmond. Today or tomorrow it will be packed &
expressed to VA. As the Daughter of the Confederacy meet next Fall in Richmond I am
especially anxious to enrich our room there; by relics, etc. as fully as possible, so I trust
your Chapter in Palatka may be able to donate me some $ to assist & many relics; each
one try & think up & do her best please. Please send me a card with such inscription as
you may desire to go with your husbands portrait or send the
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.