December 15, 1888 Ouachita Telegraph Mrs. Wm. O’Kelly is visiting New Orleans for the benefit of her health. Mr. O’Kelly accompanied her but returned home Sunday.
William Abram O’Kelly to his wife Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly
Monroe, Louisiana December 17th 1888 to Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Louisiana
Your letter of the 14th was received yesterday. I hope this letter will find you improved. When you want me to come for you let me know and I will try to get there as soon as possible.
We all went to Mass yesterday. I took them back to catechism in the evening. Sonnie [James George O’Kelly] was delighted and wants to go again. Father Enaut* asked him what would happen to him if he was a bad boy, he said Old Nick would get him. That made all the children laugh. The weather has turned out quite cold this morning. I hope you will get better soon. I wanted you to go out and see the city. There is so much to see that would interest you. God bless you my darling. Do not fail to write when you need me.
Your affectionate husband
W A O’Kelly
*Reverend Father Enaut of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church at Monroe, Louisiana.