- Call and Brevard Family Papers
- Letter, May 25, 1846, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Mrs. Ellen Kirkman, care of Bart J. Farrall, New Orleans, 3 pp., expressing sorrow for her ill health and reporting on family and business matters, including ''Ellen's confinement and the birth of her son. He is indeed a fine little fellow, and the image of his mother. . . How much my dear little Mary would be delighted to see him. . . I spend my time principally on the plantation, in which I take great interest. I have a large crop . . . We are rebuilding our rail road . . . If the Locofoco policy of the Government does not ruin our commerce and manufacturing, the country will be in a prosperous condition again in a few years. If I could live to see those times, I would soon get through all my difficulties. But I know not what may be the ultimate results of the little war . . . with Mexico. Certainly a more unnecessary war was never brought about between civilized nations. . . The conquest of all Mexico would add little to the glory of our army or our national wealth, while it must be attended with great expense and injury to our commerce . . . I have no idea of going in to service myself. . .''