The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 474
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come right away. If I continue here I shall be able to find something
better for you-I scarcely know any body yet-but I am getting some
what acquainted & have no doubt that I shall make some friends by
degrees.-I meet every day some of the Beaumont people-they all
express so much regret at my leaving that I am compelled to believe
that I must have succeeded in making friends among them. They
say that I ought not to have left-that they had just come to the
conclusion of making my fortune for me-I think I could get sent to
Hempstead if I pushed the Matter-but I am not sure that it would
be to my advantage just yet-It is probably better that I should stay
here awhile-Tell Ma that I get up at 6 ock in the Morning go to
early Mass & get back to breakfast. What do you think of that? I
intend keeping it up during this Lent-I cant keep fast-but I am
doing this instead-I consider this one of the advantages of my pres-
ent Situation-I took Tea yesterday-by special invitation with Dr
Riddell-spent quite a pleasant Evening. No one but Dr Rodgers &
myself. They are nice people-Mrs R. is sister to Gen. Tomlinson's
Wife. also to Gen. Major'sl12 Wife-I dined the other day with a Jew-
Mr Posner-He made a poor business of the tobacco-I got about 6$
for it-after taking out some for myself & giving away some-I think
it can be sold for 40 or 50 Cents by putting it up in little Bales-say
5 lbs. It wont sell in Mass. But I will write to Ma between this and
Saturday-I have sent you papers several times-Do you get them?
Will send some in the Morning. Good Night love to all-Yr. Affec-
E A Pye
12This was perhaps the wife of Brigadier General James P. Major. He was com-
missioned from Louisiana on July 23, 1863, and paroled at New Iberia, Louisiana,
on June 11, 1865. See Marcus J. Wright, General Oficers of the Confederate Army
(New York, 1911), 107.
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