24 August 1864: “I feel somewhat protected in our city from the Rebels”

Item Description: Letter dated 24 August 1864 concerning leaving their home in Baltimore.


Item Citation: Folder 10, Confederate Papers, #172, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

Balt. Aug 24, 1864

My dear Mrs. L,

In the midst of moving from Room to room & packing I stop to drop a few lines to say that we shall leave Baltimore bag & baggage for for Limeland on Monday P.M. The Pinckson Line Steamers agreed to take all my furniture yourselves & land us in Canada. I wrote be obliged to you if you will have the house opened every day till we get there___

I am almost crippled to-day_ some one left almost across the room in which I was passing in the dark. I fell with great force over it & then struck the back of my head against a box which so stunned me & the injury I sustained in my limbs threw me into a severe nervous chill from which I did not recover for some time._ to-day I am unable to accomplish any thing besides suffering from sore shins & knees & otherwise crippled.__ I hope to feel able to do better tomorrow_ I feel somewhat protected in our city from the Rebels but don’t know how I shall I feel ? if they should come in that neighborhood.

I did not notice that there was a receipt written on this paper until I turned it over- please take care of this receipt-

I write hurriedly merely to inform you of our coming on soon—- love to all.

Yours truly


[Receipt located upside down on back page]

Rec, 1864 Aug 23 of Mr Peter Allenson fifty five dollars for 6 200 lagoons in full ? to Day

L. D. Meyer

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