Margaret M. Raum letter to Sarah Maria Galt, 1865 September 24

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Margaret M. Raum letter to Sarah Maria Galt, 1865 September 24



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Margaret Raum's letter to Sally Galt inquiring about the condition of her sister, a patient at the Eastern Asylum. Margaret remarks on the survival of her brothers.



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Charlestown September 24th, 1865

Dear Miss Gault

I have thought for some time past that I would write to you and inquire concerning the condition of my sister.

After our return home last spring I wrote to Mrs Kelham and in answer to my letters she said that sister had been more excited than usual after we left. Since that time we have never heard from the Asylum and feel anxious to know if there has been any change upon her since then.

Would you please go to see her and let us know how she is and if she is comfortable and has all attention that is necessary, also if there has been any change made of Officers or Physcians.

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By so doing you would confer a favour upon us and relieve our anxiety concerning her.

If she should remain longer in Williamsburg we will again at some further time revisit your pleasant village of which we often think with pleasure.

My brother George and another of my brothers have been with us since last spring we have heard from the other three and strange to say they have all been spared to us without the loss of a single limb although the two eldest have lost all that is of any value to them yet we feel thankful that their lives and limbs have been spared to them.

Ma joins me in love to you
Remember us to Mrs Kelham & The rest of the ladies, Write Soon, Yours Truly
Margaret M. Raum

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Direct To

Margaret M. Raum
Jefferson Co.

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Miss Sallie Galt
James City County

Original Format

Ink on paper



Raum, Margaret M., “Margaret M. Raum letter to Sarah Maria Galt, 1865 September 24,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 28, 2022,

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