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[63] been closed since Christmas, and with my consent, until you change your sentiments, and are a loyal woman in heart, it never shall be opened.

I would advise you, madam, forthwith to go where your “sympathies” are. I am only doubtful whether it is not my duty to send you.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. To Mrs. Mary L. graves, Locustville, Accomac County, Virginia.

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