Letter written by Philip Taliaferro to an unnamed nephew dated Dec. 4, 1853. He's replying to the nephew's assertion that Taliaferro doesn't want his mother to live in her "old home at Belle Ville." Taliaferro goes into great detail to explain what he actually said and why and discusses his mother's age and health.
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Biographical / Historical
Philip Alexander Taliaferro was the son of W. T. Taliaferro. He attended the College of William & Mary and served as a surgeon in the C. S. A.