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26 June 1865, Sally M. Galt, Richmond, [VA], to Peggy
Richmond June 26th/65
My dearest Peggy,
For several weeks
I have been staying with my dear friends, Aunt [?] & the Lamberts who all send much love to you, & Sally sends love to you & to Mary Rose & Belle. We often talk of you, & I ever feel for you, the deepest love, affection which neither time or absence can diminish.
Mrs. Saunders & her family pro-
pose returning to Williamsburg & I am waiting in Richmond to see them & to entreat that they will stay with me, until they get their home pre-
pared for their reception. Dr. and Mrs. Millington, (who are now residents of Phia.) have been to see me recently . We went at the re- quest of Mrs. Saunders through her home & found the home not much injured, & the garden was as sweet & pretty, as when they left it. The servants are very faithful to them, & greatly wish for their return. You were one of the first persons Mrs. Millington & the Dr. enquired for.
My Darling Lizzie Harrison
also talked of you; as soon as she knew I was in was in[sic] R. she came down & took me to Elk Hill where I re- mained two weeks. Lelia spent the spring there.
Please present my kind re-
gards, in which I am joined by my friends here, to Mr. Botts & the girls & to Beverly. I should be so glad to see you at my home in Wmsburg. I am living at the Old House, where you first knew my Parents.
Oh! dearest Peggy, I have been so wretched
[these?] years ago, my Darling Brother died: he was ill only four days an affliction of the stomach, to which he had been subject for many years. I hoped to the last he would recover, but it was not to be & I was left broken-hearted. I know that his philanthropic life & never wavering trust in the All Perfect Sacrifice has gained for him, an Eternity of Happiness
but I cannot be comforted for his Presence was ever to me, as Perpetual Sunshine & his absence as the Darkness of death, to me, making life all anguish & gloom!
Farewell With truest, fond
est, warmest love
Sally M. Galt
Your kindness I always shall ap peciate
J.P. Morton C.P. Wmson