Two page letter expressing thanks for a brooch sent to her daughter, Cynthia, and instructions, along with money, for Mary to make hats for her boys and to buy material for corsets. Lucy also mentions her husband, Nathaniel's, teaching endeavors at William and Mary. He was teaching a law class with only 10 students per her report. Additionally, Lucy comments on the dull times in Williamsburg and her difficulty in regard to raising spirits over Zachary Taylor's election to President of the United States. She closes with well wishes for Mary's health and well being.
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Lucy A. Tucker Letter to Mary P. Mosby, 1848 November 23, Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8362 Accessed August 12, 2020.