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Letter, 4 November 1837, Samuel E. Maxwell to Patrick Calhoun
Letter, 4 November 1837, of Samuel E. Maxwell, Pendleton, expresses his pleasure at having received a letter from his boyhood chum, West Point cadet Patrick Calhoun (1821-1858).

Since Calhoun had been away, the letter reports, "we don't have any fun now at all we had Races here not long since and Pendleton got beat all to hell Greenville won all the money but one day."

The letter also tells of the forthcoming marriage of Thomas Cherry and the letter writer's expectation that "we will have a frolick after the wedding," but concludes that "this place is going down the hill very fast." In closing, Maxwell teases Calhoun, "is it not a pitty such a pretty girl as Georg should pine away and die for the sake of Pat...I believe I will try to cut you out...."


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