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Payne, John I.W. to J. Patton Anderson – Aug. 28, 1863 – Montgomery, AL

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Payne, John I.W. to J. Patton Anderson – Aug. 28, 1863 – Montgomery, AL
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Senate Chamber
Montgomery, Ala Aug. 28th/[18]63
Genl. J. Patton Anderson
Chattanooga, Ten.

My Dear, Genl,
Your kind favors from Shelbyville Ten. were received during my canvas for a seat
in our present legislature.
Immediately upon my return home after the election I wrote to you requesting an
answer at this point. Thinking that you may have failed to receive my letter I drop you a
line to inform you of my election to the Senate from my District, & of the continued
health of my family from a number of whom I have received a letter today containing an
enquiry whether I had heard from you.
I assure you my dear Genl. we all feel a deep solicitude in your behalf & upon
every change of base our anxiety increases.
You will understand this feeling when you remember that you were the 1st
member of my wife's family on her paternal side that she ever met with. Her clannish
feelings are very strong. She has always felt like a lost member of her father's family &
her feelings towards you reminds me very much of the actions of a stray lamb or lost
fawn which readily assimilates itself to the first object that exerts a kind reclaiming
influence.
We are "in medius res" upon a Military Bill. The Senate have passed a Bill & the
House of Representatives are discussing it today. We are engaged upon an exemption
Bill. I think we will adjourn in a few days. When you write to me address me at
Yorkville. We will meet again in *** at Montgomery in Nov. Excuse brevity & believe
me dear General Yours Truly
John I.W. Payne


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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Senate Chamber Montgomery, Ala Aug. 28th/[18]63 Genl. J. Patton Anderson Chattanooga, Ten. My Dear, Genl, Your kind favors from Shelbyville Ten. were received during my canvas for a seat in our present legislature. Immediately upon my return home after th e election I wrote to you requesting an answer at this point. Thinking that you may have failed to receive my letter I drop you a line to inform you of my elec tion to the Senate from my District, & of the continued health of my family from a number of whom I have received a lett er today containing an enquiry whether I had heard from you. I assure you my dear Genl. we all feel a deep solicitude in your behalf & upon every change of base our anxiety increases. You will understand this feeling when you remember that you were the 1st member of my wifes family on her paternal side that she ever met with. Her clannish feelings are very strong. She has always felt li ke a lost member of her fathers family & her feelings towards you reminds me very much of the actions of a stray lamb or lost fawn which readily assimilates itself to th e first object that exerts a kind reclaiming influence. We are in medius res upon a Military Bi ll. The Senate have passed a Bill & the House of Representatives are discussing it today. We are engaged upon an exemption Bill. I think we will adjourn in a few da ys. When you write to me address me at Yorkville. We will meet again in *** at Montgomery in Nov. Excuse brevity & believe me dear General Yours Truly John I.W. Payne Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.