Monroe, Louisiana January 23rd, 1889 to Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Louisiana
William Abram O’Kelly Sr. to his wife Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly
I have to say again I have heard nothing from you no news it is said is good news so I do not worry. I hope you are improving and that you and Ma are enjoying yourselves. Everything is dull here. Miss McCain is going to be married this evening to one of the Pritchards.
The children are doing tolerable well. Sonny and the baby both have bad colds. Jennie seems to be doing right well. The weather here is cold and threatening again. I am going to plant a few potatoes today. All send love to you Ma and Bootsey.
Your affectionate husband
William A. O’Kelly