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Letter fragment to Laura Ann Arnold (Jackson), 1845 February 10

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Letter fragment to Laura Ann Arnold (Jackson), 1845 February 10
Letter fragment to Laura Ann Arnold (Jackson), 1845 February 10
Letter regards daily life at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Dates

  • 1845 February 10

Extent

From the Sub-Series: 5 items

Transcription

...difficulty in obtaining them from the post office on account of another cadet's name being Thomas. R. Jackson.

I am at present living in a room by myself my room mate having resigned in consequence of his father's ill health. The weather has been extremely cold & stormy here for the last few days though at present it is moderating. My studies for the approaching June examination will include Optics Mechanics Astronomy Magnetism & Chemistry together with drawing. I expect to commence taking exercises in riding in a day or two. At the examination last I rose in each of department of my studies.

A few days since I was called upon to pay the last token of my respect to a friend & fellow classmate in whom were combined both shining talents & the characteristics of a gentleman. His death was much lamented by his class mates who a few days subsequent to his death assembled & appointed a committee to attend to the erection of a monument to his memory. My health is at present as good as usual & I remain your well wishing brother
T.J. Jackson

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