Letter from Asbury Coward to his future wife Elise, November 19, 1855

Title

Letter from Asbury Coward to his future wife Elise, November 19, 1855

Description

Letter from Asbury to his future wife Elise while he is at King's Mountain. He tells her about his visit to church and that he will see her next week.

Source

A2009.6, Box 2 Folder 1

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Date

Rights

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Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1580

Coverage

York (S. C.)

Text

[Page 1]

Yorkville Nov. 19th 1855

My darling Elise

I simply write you this note to assure you that I am in perfect health. I was confirmed yesterday, with some sixteen others. Two were confirmed to night. Mr. Gadsden preached twice, and has made quite a reputation. I have just returned from church, and all my accumulated business of the past three days, must be discharged before I retire; in order, therefore, to keep your injuncture not to sit up too late, I can only write you this very short note. I will write you fully on Sunday, until then, adieu, Sweet Elise. May the God I have sworn to follow, keep you under the shadow of his shield.

[Page 2]

I will write but once more. I hope to be in your dear arms on Friday week. Good-bye.

Your devoted Asbury.

Citation

Coward, Asbury, 1835-1925, “Letter from Asbury Coward to his future wife Elise, November 19, 1855,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1580.