The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 256
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esteemed correspondents, and a lady too! Yet have not been able
to answer it untill the present week, and have put her off with half
a sheet. Others writen in Sept. remain yet unanseered. But I have
time enough to read, and read again all that I receive and should
I remain here a week longer, I will be able to liquidate all my debts
of this kind.
Your brother Will has not writen me yet. Brother Bob
writes when the spirit moves him, - you know he is something of
a Quaker. Cousin Wills letters are replete with news, from Ky.,
Ohio, & Ind., he informs me of your return to the latter.
Whether this war will be brought to a speedy close or not is in-
volved in much doubt. I think it will be protracted for some time
yet. But, I do not think there will be any more fighting in North-
ern Mexico. We will be kept here during our time of service,
merely to hold that portion of country now conquered. When I
will return to Ky. is very uncertain. Unless I am compelled to
go to N. O. or Louisvill to receive my pay and discharge it will
not be untill the end of the war. Kentucky has charms for [me]
which no other country has, or ever can have but it is no longer my
home. Home I have not, where my abiding place will be, time
and Chance must determine.
The love of a relation, the well wishes of a friend, to all who
may feel an interest in, or enquire after me.
May your life be as happy and prosperous as you deserve, un-
clouded by sorrow, unchilled by adversity, or disapointment, is the
ardent wish and hope of a cousin, friend and Brother
W. A. McCLINTocx
Miss MARY B. M'CLINTOCK
Hoping and believing that you at least will write to me, I give
you my adress below. Letters directed to any particular post or
town, are necessarily delayed in reaching me, and may fail
Wm. A. McClintock was killed at the battle of Buena Vista,
February 22 or 23, 1847, where Kentucky troops bore the brunt
of the battle.'
1Brooks, N. C., A Complete History -of the Mexican War. Baltimore,
1849, p. 221.
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