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1889 I will come down about the 10th of February

This is the last letter in the collection from William to Georgiana while she was a patient at Hotel Dieu in New Orleans. In the letter William tells her that he will “come down about the 10th of February,” but Georgiana passed away on February 5th. 

Monroe, Louisiana to Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Louisiana January 30, 1889

William Abram O’Kelly to his wife Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly

My Darling

I hope you are having good weather down there, I will come down about the 10th of February. The children are doing very well considering that they have such bad colds.

It is said our new Railroad [1] is going to be built. They are going to make a start this week.

Ma wrote to you yesterday.

The McQuillar’s [2] moved out to the colony on Monday.

Cox was in town the other day he said they were pretty well fixed.

All send love

Your affectionate husband

William A. O’Kelly

[1] Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railroad.

[2]  Andrew Jackson McQuillar and his wife Harriet “Hattie” Bell who was Georgiana’ s maternal 1st cousin.

[3] James Hampton Cox (1847-1902) husband of Julia Ophelia Bell who was Georgiana’s 1st cousin.



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