Letter. Robert L. Cooper to Mary Christina Louis, December 6, 1862


Letter. Robert L. Cooper to Mary Christina Louis, December 6, 1862


Written by Robert L. Cooper, Class of 1863, to Mary Christina Louis in 1862. Cooper writes that he would like to start a friendly correspondence with Miss Louis, but is not sure if this is appropriate. He asks Miss Louis to reply with her answer.


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Citadel Academy
Charleston, S.C. Dec. 6th 1862

Miss Louis.

I hope you will not think me rude, kind lady, for addressing you this letter. Our acquaintance, though brief has been altogether of a pleasant nature and I am unwilling, that it should be broken so soon, and never hear from or see each other again. With your kind consent I propose that we exchange friendly letters occasionally. It would certainly afford me the greatest pleasure; but at the same time if you think it the least improper, do not hesitate to let me know and I will most certainly desist.

I spent quite a pleasant evening with the Misses [Artman] and Miss [Glen] since

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you left the city, during the evening regrets of your absence were frequently made. Miss Carrie is almost well again. But I fear I may be intruding. I would like to write more, but I know not if I am privileged.

Hoping, you will pardon me if I have committed an error and honor me with a reply.

I remain most respectfully
Your obedient servant
Robert L. Cooper


Cooper, Robert L., “Letter. Robert L. Cooper to Mary Christina Louis, December 6, 1862,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/759.