David Levy Yulee to his Wife
I wrote you yesterday by the train which carried Capt. Clarkes Co. - And as another train starts this morning for Bayport I write this to take its chances, hoping it may find its way into Homosassa.
Yesterday I informed you that Lee had fought Meade at the
It is promised me that the legal matters shall be tried this
week - and I am keeping Peter in the hope I can start down. I am very anxious
upon the fish question. It is evident that the country will be swept of
beef and the govt seizes all the hogs. Both beef and bacon will be difficult to
be got at any price, if the war lasts. Our main reliance will have to be upon
the fish we put up - and which can be exchanged for bacon. It is a cardinal
object to put up at least 100 barrels. Give whatever directions to Mr. Banknight
you may think necessary for this purpose. Let Russell and Isaac devote themselves
with mamy and Peter to fishing - and let
Wick's banana paper is a complete success. The material is beautiful and graceful - and the writing was perfectly legible indeed the ink seemed blacker upon it, both as to Wicks and Mag's letters than upon the ordinary writing papers.
Tell Mag that I will answer her letter by the mail. I do not write Wick because I suppose he is on the way. Tho' I really wish Mr. Crane could have deferred his peregrinations until December. I am told the boys have got into the habit of wearing pistols and bowie knives - and that the school has been on the point of breaking up. Uncertain when this may reach you, I close.
Affectionately & devotedly yours,
Mrs. D.L. Yulee