Letter from Margaret Preston to daughter, May Preston, Baltimore County, Maryland, February 19 and 22, 1863

Collection:Preston Family Papers
Archival Location:Historical Manuscripts
Extent:12 pages
Description:A letter from Margaret "Madge" Preston of Pleasant Plains, Maryland, to her daughter May Preston who is away at school at Saint Joseph's Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The letter discusses the situation prompting the writing of this letter and other domestic affairs of the day. She is feeling a little depressed because the day reminds her of her promise to an old friend that they would correspond every year on this day [February 19] and share what they did during the day, but her friend has recently passed away. Mention of the winter weather is also included detailing the inconveniences this causes to the people around her. Accompanying the letter was a Confederate flag, in which Margaret hopes May will "find comfort in the folds" of it. Baltimore County, Maryland, February 19 and 22, 1863.
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Identifier(s):umd:82601
http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/12647
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Citation:“Letter from Margaret Preston to daughter, May Preston, Baltimore County, Maryland, February 19 and 22, 1863,” Transcribe Maryland, accessed September 26, 2017, http://transcribe.lib.umd.edu/omeka/items/show/169.

 

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