Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Surnames/tags: Charlton Wright Moody
- My Dear Martha
- Having written from Cumberland I merely send you a few lines now to inform you of our arrival at this place. Your Mother is in good health & spirits & would enjoy herself perfectly if her dear daughter were with her to participate her pleasure. We will never go without you again, with my consent.
- My dear child take care of yourself for a few weeks we hope to have you with us again. If you have not written to me you must write on receipt of this, direct to Lynchburg.
- Yours Most Affy
- Addressed to: Miss Martha W Wright
- Percivals Brunswick Cy
- Postmarked: Lynchburg Sep 7
- Postage: 18 3/4
- VLR (Virginia Leigh Refo)
- A letter from Rev. George W. Charlton to his step-daughter Martha William Wright, who is away at school. Her mother is George's bride, Martha Robinson (Crump) Wright Charlton. They are, in fact, on their wedding trip, having been married in August 1829. Who can imagine spending a honeymoon in Lynchburg!
- Many thanks to cousin Virginia Leigh Refo whose research and transcriptions added to this profile. The originals were donated to the Library of Virginia in 2004 by Liz Edens Vermillion with the help of Virginia Refo Moody Family Papers, 1750-1881. Accession 40535, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.