Short letter to fiance' 17 days before wedding


Date Written

April 2, 1841

George Washington Langworthy was 24 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Emily Baker, was 20 when it was received.

George Washington Langworthy died 52 years, 6 months, 8 days after writing this.
It was written 182 years, 6 months, 3 days ago.
It was a Friday.

Terre Haute
Friday evening
April 2nd 1841

Dear Emily,

My last letter of March 30th I presume you have rec’d and had I not promised to write by next mail should not send you the present letter.

I have not heard from Dayton from some unaccountable reason and consequently I have no news to mention at this time. I will write you by the next regular mail to Louisville and you will get it Thursday afternoon 8th inst.

I have no doubt that, that will be the last letter I shall have occasion to write—at least I hope so—I am not very well and if nothing happens , expect to start the middle of next week.

I remain in haste, affectionately and ever years,
George Was. Langworthy

Miss Emily Baker
Jeffersonville, In

You no marry me—ah Cruel “Madame”
I take de pistol & I follow you
Comme il faut—shoot you-- sacré diable
droit dieux et mon

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