Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband Jacob E., July 12, 1862- Taylor Farm, Suwannee Co., Fla. (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
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Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband Jacob E., July 12, 1862- Taylor Farm, Suwannee Co., Fla. (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
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Creator: Mickler, Sallie
Publication Date: July 12, 1862
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Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Suwannee
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Taylor Farm Suwannee Co.
July 12th 1862

My Darling Husband,

I recieved [sic] your precious letters dated the lst and 2nd of the month and oh, my Jacob
how delighted I was to get them and to hear that you were enjoying such good health. I
wrote to you the 8th and 9th. I hope that you will get them, I expect you will as you have
got them all thus far and I have got all of yours. I am glad to say, Darling I don't think
that either of us can accuse the other of neglect, for we write so often to each other, but
my Darling I know that you would not accuse me of neglect, if I were to write only once
or twice a month and were deserving it, and I hope my precious one that I would never be
guilty of accusing you of such a thing, if I did I know I would wrongg you Jacob darling,
and may your Dolly never judge you of a wrongg deed. I know that you are not
deserving to be accused of any such thing. What wife is there that has such a dear,
precious, and faultless Husband as I have. I will answer this question darling, their [sic]
is no wife that has a husband that is nearer perfection than me, I have not a single fault to
find. How can I help but be sad and lonely away from such a husband, how happy it
makes me to know that you, precious one takes such good care of your self, and that you
are so comfortably fixed in your tent, but I know Darling with all its comforts it is bad
enough. I got a letter from Lonie the other day. She was well, but William was not very
well, she wished to be remembered to you, there is no news from below. I have not heard
from Maggie since I wrote to you. I am glad that I sent your boots to Lake City to Lt.
Davis [?] or I would not have sent them knowing when he left. You say in your letter
"how your poor Mother must grieve,["] indeed she does my darling, she grieves a great
deal, she is looking very badly, how I do pitty [sic] her she has so much trouble, how can
she help it. You also said that you had got a letter from her, and in it she told you what a
good wife I was, and she loves] me. I know that she loves me, and my Darling how I
wish that I may prove worthy of her love, she is deserving a better daughter than I am,
and may I prove to be the good wife that she says that I now am. I am not deserving of
such a husband such a precious one as I have got, but I will try dear one to prove myself
deserving of you, and also of your dear Mother's love, whom I love so dearly. It is not
dear one quite dark so I will stop and finish in the morning. Good evening my own dear
one and pleasant dream to you from your Dolly.

July 12th

Precious one, I will not finish my letter and send it to Mr. Mickler's for as usial [usual] he
is going to mail it for me. I have not recieved the box that you sent me yet but I expect
that it is at Welbom [Wellborn], and Mr. Mickler will get it today. I know that I will like
my dress since it is your choice I will like it any how. I recieved the ten cents stamps,
and I am so much obliged] to you for them. Uncle Robert is here now he came the 10th
and is going to spend a week or two, he wishes to be remembered to you, and says do
you think that he can get back in the Regt. [Regiment], for he thinks that he can be taken
as a concript, he is looking so well now. Mother, Father, Sister, and the boy all send
many kisses to you and say do come home, little Freddie sends many to[o]. She is so









pleased to hear that you have sent her a comb and some candy- she is as anxious for the
box to come, but not more than I am. I know I shall be so well pleased with my dress, I
have succeeded in getting three mourning dresses and now you have sent me another, so I
think that I have enough for now. I am glad that Gen. Forney [General John Horace
Fomey] is so well pleased with your Regiment, but I wish he would send it back to
Florida. You did not mention anything about your coming home in this letter have you
given it up my Darling. I hope not. In my last letter I insisted on your resigning and
come home, but my pet I will not insist although I am so anxious for you to come, and
am so sad and lonely. I know that you know best about such things, and will do for the
best, but I hope that you will think it best to come back to Florida. I am so in hopes that
the Yankees will never attack [sic] Mobile. I hope my Darling that you are wright [sic] in
thinking that this war will end soon, but I am afraid it will not. I hope my own Darling
that you are wright, as we can be together once again, Do try and come soon [missing
text] Dolly is so anxious.

Mother says] that she has just brought in seven watermellons [sic], and she wishes that
you had them.


Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2009




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