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Lucy Stubbs, Valley Front, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Virginia, 1861 March 19

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Object: 9

Scope and Contents

Lucy relates that an uUnexpected snow storm has killed the fruit; "since Virginia has acted so ridiculously I almost wish that I could forsake her borders..." "The Old Dominion is endeavoring to throw off the galling yoke of Old Lincoln"; secession is impending; "abolitionists certainly can't flourish among us"; Rufus Fitzhugh is considering moving to Arkansas; mother has finished her quilting; cold weather and quilting should never go together; news of family and friends. Includes typescript.


  • Creation: 1861 March 19


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From the Collection: 0.30 Linear Feet



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