Confederate General George E. Pickett Autograph Letter Signed "George ", one page, 8" x 10", front and verso, [n.p., n.d.], in pencil, to his wife. In full, "Friday Jackerie says he took no others but those from Mr Stratton to you - I expect probably Charlie intended to send some (not these however as he knows nothing about them) nor did I have anything to do with them - I have nothing to send my Chula today except about a mouthful of huckleberries. I had Bob hunting for them all day - Kershaw's Division is camping hereabouts and have cleaned up the blackberries - Darling, yes, your husband loves the little boy, he's yours and mine, don't I love everything belonging to you - when you suffered so much in bringing the little being into the world could I help loving it - I will learn too to love him for himself. I don't expect him to be a giant either in size or intellect. That he will be good looking I have very little doubt, that he will be good I hope, and as that depends upon his mother's educating him properly I have not a doubt on that point - but precious avoid all discussion about the looks of any companion - I think you and I both know E.R.B. pretty well - of that anon - I am glad you wrote for those letters, of course they will be returned or they will say they have been, in which case they will either have been lost or they will be telling a... (stet). I enclose you a long letter from your Aunt to your Uncle Jasper. I have not had time to read it all. I merely glanced at her last part - Do not read it yourself until tomorrow, 'tis so long and may just serve to excite you - Darling I left the handkerchief which you said was not mine in your room. Charlie thinks 'tis his - please, darling, do have it washed and returned to Lizzie - best love to sister and my Aunts. Ask Broxton to have Bob's slaves sent - in - Did you get sugar all right - your own, own devoted loving, George ".

    This lengthy letter from General George E. Pickett to his wife, LaSalle Corbell "Sallie" Pickett is filled with personal and intimate information, including references to their newborn son. The letter would have been written after their son's birth in July 1863 and before the end of the Civil War in 1865. Written in pencil, lightly faded, aged paper, toning on verso, light folds are worn, repaired with tape, small holes in center, chipping on all edges, rough right edge, good condition.

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