Hillary H. Land’s letter to his mother (1837)

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Hillary H. Land’s letter to his mother (1837)

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Hillary H. Land’s (HSC Class of 1841) letter to his mother, Mrs. Ann Burrughs in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Hampden-Sydney Archives & Special Collections

Date

1837-02-19

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English

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10010407

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Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections
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Letter

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Norfolk Febr 19th 1837.

Dear Mother,

Those ties of affection by which we are bound actuate me in giving vent to my feelings. In my meditations I am often led to cogitate about you, and the affairs of home, the happy hours that I have spent in the presence with rural scenes around; and it is a solace to my heart when the invigorating thoughts of again mingling with the family circle occupy my mind _______ eyes are both much inflamed, with the exception of which I am tolerably well. I received the vest and socks which you sent. I am now well supplied, for which I am thankful to you. There is a great revival in the baptist (sic) church; many have been converted.

Dear Mother, I desire to see you, and also desire you to write. It is so consoling and refreshing to peruse your letters, which seem to invigorate and buoy me up amid the difficulties of life. All are well. Give my respects to all, and tell Wm and James to write, that I desire to hear from them.

I remain your humble and affectionate son.

Hillary H. Land.

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“Hillary H. Land’s letter to his mother (1837),” Hampden-Sydney College Digital Repository, accessed June 23, 2024, https://dams.hsc.edu/items/show/402.