George S. Vest letter to Mary Garrett, 1866 May 28

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George S. Vest letter to Mary Garrett, 1866 May 28



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Williamsburg May 28th 1866.

Dear Miss Mary

Two letters have been dispatched to you, and
an answer has never been recieved from either.
Hoping that the irregularity of the mails and
the distance between us may account for your
extraordinary silence, and that you may at least
explain what I may expect of you, in regard
to the keeping of your engag[em]ent. I will not
burden you with a lengthy [torn, illegible] istto.

It is unnecessary for [me] to answer the
Commencement of your let[ter] of the 20th
again. I will only state it wa[s] the last, I received
from you.

Present my regards to your father, and unless
you wish our correspondence to cease for ever,
answer this, my last effort to arouse you
from silence.

With sincerity & love, I am as ever
Yr Attached Friend
Geo: S. Vest

Miss Mary Garrett

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P.S. Bob McCandlish asked me to give his love to you
but i am so much troubled at your ceasing to write
to me, that I had nearly forgotten him.

Geo: S. Vest.

Willie[?] has just come into the room and seeing me
writing supposed it was to you. She desires to be kindly
remembered by you, and hopes soo to receive the promised
letter & photograph. There is nothing of any importance
doing in Williamsburg. Dr Garre[tt's] family are all
well with the exception of Van, wh[o] sprained his ankle
day before yesterday & had a ch[ill?] yesterday. Consequently
he is compaining to day.


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Vest, George S., “George S. Vest letter to Mary Garrett, 1866 May 28,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 4, 2022,

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