David Levy Yulee to his Wife
Mrs. D.L. Yulee
At Captain Taylor's
I send you
a piece of linen and one of cotton that you may at once begin making clothes
for the children and yourself to replace the supply lost. Also 6 pair stockings and a bottle of
McMillan. For the children I send the
I am looking around for a home for you, and will soon come into consolation with you.
much excitement here today at the news from
somewhat at a loss what to do about the negroes. This movement in the direction of
I send also a box of caps to go to Mr. Lewis.
The dear little girls are very much annoyed at their losses at home - but unless they burned the house, the children's clothes and doll clothes will probably be left. Elbert tells me Cicely got their bonnets and cried over them very much. He said she was in great distress all the while. We must take her with us as soon as possible.
Give my kindest regards to all the household whose generous hospitality you are enjoying, and with blessings upon my children and kisses for them receive for yourself renewed pledges of the devotion of your husband.
Mr. D.L. Yulee
Read and then seal the letter to Mr. Lewis.
Send Peter to Mr. Lewis with the letter. He wants to see his children, and carries some caps which I forgot to send by Elbert and some more powder. But charge him to return at once and to be careful of the horse, as we may have to travel at any moment.
I send you also a ball of knitting thread.
Thursday morning. Nothing from