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Date Original

1861 April 30

Description

Letter from E.H. Cunningham to David C. Williams about Cunningham's loyalty and pledged service to the Confederacy after taking care of his business.

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[Page 1] Rancho Escondedo,
April 30th, 1861,
Mr. Williams
Dear Sir,
Yours
of the 30th was received a few
days since. in relation to
the deed which you speak
of. Brother Tom had it
in his passport, put it away
in a drawer and it was
destroyed by the Mice.
I thought until a few
days since, that he had
informed you of it.
I presume the war which
is now inaugurated, settles
the suspision(?) question
Right or wrong the South
must be a unit.
[Page 2] I expect to do my duty as
a southern man and
take up arms in her defe-
nse. I have employed a good
man to take charge of my
business and am now
ready to do battle for my
country. It is impossible
to tell how long I will
be in Texas, if the state
is invaded. I will remain
here, if not I shall go
when ever my services are
needed. I wrote to May
or few days since. give
my love to all friends.
write to me at San Antonio
if I am not here your
letter will be forwarded.
Your friend,
E.H. Cunningham

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages, 8" x 10.25"

Subjects

Correspondence; Civil War; Military

Contributor

E.H. Cunningham

Geographical Area

Rancho Escondedo, Presidio County (Texas)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000086

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Clara Bertha Eno collection, MS.000086

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, E.H. Cunningham to David C. Williams, Clara Bertha Eno collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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