Mrs. D. was cursed blue; but you must send her folks down there word that she is still alive.
Mr. Taylor, her uncle, has not a second change, nor any of his family.
I did not lose a particle of clothing, and only those things that I have mentioned.
My grown girl, Violetta, got ready to go, but as good fortune would have it, I had heard an officer express himself on slavery, so I went to him and got him to scare it out of her. I was lucky, so many negroes went from about here; all of Mr. McElmore's, Semmes's, and Dr. Johnston's — he had but two old ones, all are gone.
I do not think that you have any idea how bad the Yankees are. I thought I knew, but I did not know the half.
They took old Mrs.----'s teeth, all her spoons and knives, and destroyed all provisions and corn which they could not use.
Two army corps were here — with Generals Sherman, Hurlbut, McPherson, and Leggett. Mother has been sick ever since the Yankees left.
How glad I am that I did not get sick!