Title: Campbell, Abner to Ossian Hart, June 30th, 1843- Newark (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00096089/00002
 Material Information
Title: Campbell, Abner to Ossian Hart, June 30th, 1843- Newark (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
Physical Description: Transcript
Creator: Campbell, Abner
Publication Date: June 30, 1843
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Newark
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00096089
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: HartOB2


This item has the following downloads:

HartOB2 ( PDF )

Full Text

Newark June 20th 1843

Dear Sir

I received [sic] yours of 20th May some days since on a subject of more than ordinary
moments- the relations of which are of a deeply interesting nature, and claims the grave
consideration of the parties concerned. I have not be[e]n unaprized [sic] of the
attachment to which you refer and the correspondence maintained between yourself and
my Daughter Catherine, and which I should have considered improper ere this, had I not
believed [sic] you sincere and honorable in your intentions and in which I have thus
aquiessed [acquiesced.]

I have ever considered mutual attachments of this kind (where they are real of a Nature
too sacred and important in the consequences to be 'reckles[s]ly' interfered with[)]. The
Parents are called on sometimes to give their assent under circumstances somewhat trying
and peculiar, still in the present case I feel it a duty to submit to what ap[p]ears to be so
ordered in a wise and overruling Providence- hoping [sic] it may be a mutual Blessing.

To see our children pleasantly settled in life, with fair prospects before them to live and
be useful [sic], I need not say is one of the highest gratifications of a parent, and
although] it is very [sic] desirable to have our children settle near us, and what is now
contemplated looks somewhat forbid[d]ing, I think there are considerations that would
favour [sic] Catherine's settlement in your climate. Her health though] general[l]y good
we think is affected by our winters, which we attribute in part to her early residence at the

I have made no reference [sic] as you proposal to her Unkle [sic], feeling it not
altogether [sic] important. We esteem W. Conger one of the best of men although] he
has many peculiarities and his Judgment and ap[p]robation would in all family matters be
desirable- yet it might be a question how far we should be influenced should not feel on
the subject as others more intimately concerned.

We are entirely ignorant, wither he has had any intimation of the intended union- and
cannot but hope, as it is in every way desirable, that the most Friendly feeling should
mutually prevail for the happyness [sic] of all concerned.

Catherine informs me of your intention of introducing the subject to him previous to your
leaving for the north thus affording an opportunity for a communication should he write,
which I think very proper. I merely add that you will find us plain Mukamuks [Muck-a-
mucks- having experienced considerable of the upps [sic] and downs of life with a large
family, but still trusting the same hand that hath sustained us hither to to [sic]- and

[The letter ends here]

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs