Letter of December 4, 1861, from J. D. Pittman to Dear Mother (Page 4 of 4)

Series: N2005-9, Box 3, Folder 74.

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Letter of December 4, 1861, from J. D. Pittman to Dear Mother

Page Four


I am very glad that you rented your house, and I am glad that you are going to live with Mrs. Blackshear. She is a kind lady, and I know you will be satisfied. What will you do with Beck? I hope you have not hired her away from you. Aunt Daphney faltered. I hope she is not as poor as ever. Do not convince her that she has to grive after old Cilus. I agree with Mr. Blackshear on that subject. I intend to write him before long. I promised him that I would write him a long letter. I am very sorry that Dan attempted to shoot his master, for Mr. J. B. had so much confidence in that negro. Have they caught him yet? Was Joe concerned in it? I believe you said he went to his house. I must get Mr. E. J. B. to write me all about it. How does Fanny B. like college?

I wish you would look over my books and send me the Key to Davies’ Bourdon. Look about for it, for I need it in reviewing for the examination. Get Mrs. Roulhac to look for it; she will be apt to find it. It is a small black book with sums in it. Send it by mail, for that will not coast as much as a new one. Write me about it next time. Love to all, to aunts. Tell Beck howdy. Write soon to yr. aff. son. [5]

Jno. D. Pittman



[5] The Key to Davies’ Bourdon was an algebra textbook.