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Collection Reference Number GLC03844
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Alexander Swift Pendleton to Anzolette Page regarding the inauguration of the Confederate President
Date 12 February 1862
Author Pendleton, Alexander Swift (1840-1864)  
Recipient Page, Anzolette  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to ask his mother if his sisters, Mary and Rose, may travel to Richmond, Virginia to attend the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as Confederate President. Humorously phrases the request in military terms, describing the request for a "furlough" and his asking as part of a "solemn conspiracy" for which she "will be ready to cry treason!" Notes that his sister has written to their father for permission also. Goes into details about money and where they will stay to allay her fears.
Subjects Confederate States of America  Military History  Civil War  Confederate General or Leader  Inauguration  Children and Family  Women's History  Travel  Humor and Satire  Finance  
People Pendleton, Alexander Swift (1840-1864)  Page, Anzolette (1807-1884)  
Place written Winchester, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Children & Family; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945