How Jefferson Davis Paid Court to Miss
Sarah Taylor 55 Years Ago.
From the St. Louis Globr-Democrut
The following letter from Jeflerson
Davis, then a lieutenant in the army,
to Miss Sarah K. Taylor, who subse
quently became Mrs. Davis, was
captured by an Illinois soldier during
the war, and is now published for the
Fort Gmso.v, December 16, 1834.
''Tis strange how superstitous intense
feeling renders us, but stranger still
what aids chance sometimes brings to
support our superstition. Dreams, my
eftar Sarah, we will agree, are our
weakest thoughts, and yet by dreams
have I been lately almost crazed, for they
wereol you, and the sleeping imagina
tion painted you not so much as I left
you—not such as I could like to see
you—for you seemed a sacrifice to your
parents desire, the bride of a wretch
that your pride and sense equally
compelled you to despise; and a creat
ure here tiling the on dits of the day
at St. Louis, and that you were “about
to be married to a Dr. Larmia,”
a poor devil who served with a battal
ion of rangers.
Possibly you may have seen him—
but last night the vision was changed;
you were at the house of an uncle in
Kentucky; Captain McCru was walk
ing with you, and you told me of your
father and of yourself almost the same
that I have read in your letter to-night.
Kind, dear letter! I have kissed it
often, and it has driven many mad
notions from my brain.
Sarah, whatever I may be hereafter,
I will ascribe to you. Neglected by
you, I should be worse than nothing;
and if the few good qualities I possess
shall, under your smiles, yields a fruit,
it will be yours, as the grain is the
It has been a source productive of
regret with me that our union must
separate you from your earliest and
best friends, a test to which the firm
est ol very few are equal, though giddy
with passion or buoyant by the hopes
of reconciliation there may be many
who brave it. From you I am pre
pared to expect all that intellect and
dignified pride bring. The question
as it has occurcd to you is very start
ling. Your own answer is the most
gratifying to me that I could expect
from you, for as you are the first one
with whom I ever sought to have one
fortune, so you would be the last from
Whom I would expect desertion.
When I wrote to you, I supposed
that you did not intend soon 10 return
to Kentucky. I approve entirely of
your preference toa meeting elsewhere
than at Prairie Du C.hein, and your
desire to avoid any embarrassment
which might widen the breach made
already; it cannot be greater than my
own. Did l know when you would
be in St. Louis, I could meet you
there; at all events we meet in Ken
tucky. Shall we not meet, Sarah, to
part no more? 0, how I long to lay
my head upon that breast which beats
in unison with my own! -To turn
from the sickening rights of worldly
duplicity, hnd look in those eyes so elo
quent of purity and love!
Do you remember the “heart's case’’
you gave me* * It is as bright as ever.
, How very gravely you ask leave of
me to ask a question. My dear girl, I
have no secrets from you. Have a
right to ask me any question without
even an apology.
Miss Bullitt did not give me a guard
lor a watch. But if she had do you
suppose I would have given it to Cap
tain McCru? But I’ll tell you what
she did give me—a most beautiful and
lengthy lecture on my and your
charms, the which combined once
upon an evening at a “fair - ’ in Louis
ville. As you was one of the subjects
of conversation we had, apart from
ourselves on that evening, you can
and I have left you to guess what be
side a sensibility to your charms con
stituted my offense.
The reporters were absent, and the
speech I made is lost.
Pray, what manner of messages
could be better than Elvin has sent
you concerning me ? 1 hope no at
tempt to destroy harmony. I laughed
! at her demonstrations against the at
tachments existing between myself
and a subaltern of dragoons. But
that between you and I is not a fair
game : it is robing to make another
poor; but no! She is too discerning to
attempt a thing so difficult, and in
which success would be valueless.
“Miss Elizabeth, one very hand
some ; lady” at Knox. What did you
put that semi-colon' between hand
some and lady for ?
I hope you find in the society of
the Prairie enough to amuse if not to
The griefs over which we weep are
not those to be dreaded. It is the
little pains—the constant falling of
tiny drops ol care—which wear away
I join you in rejoicing that Mrs
McCru is added to your society. I
admire her more than any one else
you could have had.
Since 1 wrote to you, we have aban
doned the position in the Creek nation,
and are constructing quarters at Fort
Gibson. My lines, like the beggar’:
days, are dwindling to the shortest
Write to me immediately, my dear
Sarah, my betrothed. No formality is
proper between us. Adieu.
To Miss Sarah K. Taylor, Prairie Da
Most women naturally look forward to
matrimony as their proper sphere in life, hut
they should constantly bear in mind that a
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wcll-dcvclopcd form, arc* the l>ost pnssports
to a happy marriage. All those wasting dis
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Oen. Manager, O. P. A T. A.
J. W REID. Agent at Thomasvillo. Oa.
PEAR GROWERS & SHIPPERS.
Consolidate your Shipments to Houses
who have Standing and Ability.
After careful investigation I have connect
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\V. L. Snyder, John Stout and Win. G liable
A Co., New York, Itedlield & Son. Philadel
phia, Bennett, Band A Co.^loston.
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ti Jos. S. Norton,
Office329 Washington SI.,
New 1 ork.
(irurso Oli.it, Ambrosr Olivit, J. P. Cusprr.
Melons and Pears Specialties,
335 Washington St.,
Rcferencc:^North River Bark.
Hunt & Voorhees,
179 READE ST., N. Y„
Southern Fruit and Produce-
Particular attention paid! to the
sale of peaches, pears and melons.
Sales reported daily, and returns
Bennett & Hall,
CO JIM ISM OX ita I.fUIIAAIS,
Fruits and Produce,
Melons and Pears
IN r o. 1G1 WEST STREET,
Jacob T.’KcniU’ll. Joseph W. Thorn.
BENNETT & THORN,
No. 302 North FrontlSt.,
Philadelphia, - Pa.
William Halley & Co.,
COMMISSION - MERCHANTS.
Melons a Specialty]
1‘)7 WEST STREET,
Reference: New York County National
Bank. * dAw2in
WALTER S. HILL,
Mies Ctuissign Merchant,
— FOR THE SALK OK—
LeConte Pears and Melons a Specialty.
200 DUANE ST,. NEW YORK.
Reference?: Irving National Bank, N. Y.;
Fruit Growers' National Bank. Smyrna, Del.
Represented in Tlioma.sville by A. 1’. Brown.
500 Gars Watermelons,
5000 Baskets ot Early Fruits,
forjwhich I will pay highest market-price
in cash, or sell on commission, and I will
pay a reward of $25 to the person shipping
me the car of the largest melons thisjscason.
This reward is over and above the market
price of said car when received.
A. P. RICKETS
\\ huloalc Fruit and Predate Dealer,
Reference: People’s Bank and other hanks
here; also R. G. Dun k Co., and the wholesale
merchants of this city generally.
Green and Dried Fruits,
Or anything you may have, to us.J We hav
a very large trade in the above articles, and
can place your shipments to as good advant-
agt as any house on the market. We invite
correspondence from all parties having any
thing in our line to ship.
SUMMERS, MORRISON k CO.,
Com mission Merchants,
174 South Water Street,
Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank, Jaw
JOSEPH PIKE’S SON,
E. IS. WOODWA ltl>,
Melons and IVars Specialties.
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THOM AS VILLE, GEORGIA.
OFFICE, Broad St., overirickett’s.
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Office—Over Watt’s store, coiner Broad and
J II. COYLE, D. I), s.,
Thomasvillo, ... Georgia.
Offers his services to th citizens of Thom*
asvllle and vicinity.
Office hours—From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., and
from 2 to 5p.ro.
Office—On Jackson streot.
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Thomasvllle, • • Georgia.
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Office in Hayes Building.
Itcsldouco—Corner College avenue and Mug
Telephone communication, No. 25 for night
N. S. Eaves,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
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on me. I will submit estimates whether
contract is awarded mo or not. I refer to
the many public buildings erected by mo in
Thomasvillo and olsowhero, and all parties
for whom I have worked'
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W. II. McDOEL, Oon’l Traffic Manager,
E. O. McCOUMICK, Gen.l Passenger Agent
It. W. OLADINO. Passengor and Freight Agt.,
138 Broad 8t.. Thomasvillo Ga.
(Opposlto PIney Woods Hotel.)
TIIOMASVILLE, - GA
E. B. Whiddon, Prop.
This house, located.in the most desir
able and central pnrt of tho city, Is new
and complete In every particular. Fur
nished In tho most elegant manner and
provided with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels ' The menu is porfcct, and
the servico rendered by trained andlpo-
lite servants. Terms reasonable, and
prices graded according to aeeomraoda-
tlons furnished. Carriages from tho
house meet all trains.
Fife & Beverly
AND ALL KINDS OF
ropropared to furnish anyth!
O LtlMDLR LINK, Wo make A I
Mouldings, Turned Scroll Work*
Tho mostolpborate designs will bo faithful
ly and correctly oxocutcd. W© operate the
host equipped mills, and carry the largest
stock or so jHoncd lumber In Southern Oeor
gin. Parties wanting lumber wlllsavo money
by consulting us before placing their orders.
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Men & Leyict,
We will be glad to make contracts for, or
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or private, In cither brick or wood. Will fur
nish plans and spoclflcn'ions It required. If
you want any building dono call on us. and
wo will submit estimates whothor contract Is
awarded us or not. Wo will guarantee satis
faction in all our work. Wo refer to the many
buildings erected by us In Thoinasville, and
to all parties tor whom wo Iiuto worked.
Shop on Fletcher st., 2nd door from Broad.
Thomasvillo, Oa., April 3, 1889.
B. D. PUDGE,
TIIOMASVILLE, G A.,
- Stoves, Iron,
A good large lot,
five room house, nice
Price $1*400; one-
third Cash, balance in
one and two years, at
8 per cent, interest.
This piace will bo
rented to good ten
ant. Apply to
E. i. lit*,
HEAL ESTATE BROKER,
ThomasTillo. ! Gear-ia
Tin and Hollow Ware,
Gis id Sjortii Goods
of all kinds, and agent for
King’s Powder Co.
This new and beautiful hotel, elegantly
ELECTRIC BELLS, GAS,
Fir.it class in all of its appointments, has
been leased by M. (1. Whitlock, former own
er ami proprietor of the late
His table ami service will satisfy the most
fastidious. His licils arc delightful. Term,
i cason able. Address,