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Collection Reference Number GLC06469
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title P. J. Roe to Sarah Whiteman reporting the death of four soldiers from the measles
Date 14 February 1848
Author Roe, P. J. (1848)  
Recipient Whiteman, Sarah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports the death of four soldiers from the measles. Has recently left Mexico City and is camping out in tents, which he likes much better than being in the city as the men are much healthier. Reports the news of peace, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, signed 2 February 1848. Tells Whiteman that he has not deceived her. He writes, "I think it entirely necessary for a woman to be satisfied fully of the heart of man and know before going to far that he has a breast that beats for her but of this I know that you are aware of my feelings towards you and more I wish that every thought that ever enter my mind in regard to you was written on the blue heavens in letters where you could read them, then I think your fears would vanish and you would view your best friend in a proper light." Encloses flowers picked in Mexico City (not included). Also mentions a black servant in camp. Written on pink paper.
Subjects Mexican War  Military History  Soldier's Letter  Death  Epidemic  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Military Camp  Health and Medical  Peace  Treaty  Love Letters  Women's History  Servant  African American History  African American Troops  
People Roe, P. J. (fl. 1848)  Whiteman, Sarah (fl. 1848)  
Place written Molino Del Rey, Mexico
Theme Health & Medicine; The Mexican War; Women in American History; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859