Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jane Wood Johnston Michel to William Whann Mackall, April 25, 1891

[Jane Mary Wood Johnston Mitchell/Michel at Washington City to William Whann Mackall at (Washington City), April 25, 1891, Series 2, folder 6, William Whann Mackall Papers, #1299, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill].

931 P st. N.W.
April 25 [1891]

Gen. Macall [Mackall],

Knowing as I do the great attachment which subsisted between yourself & my brother, Gen. Johnston, I have thought you would be pleased to possess some memento of him. Accordingly, I have laid aside for you one of his canes -- very plain, as you know was his habit as to personal belongings -- but if I mistake not, valuable in your eyes as having been used by him. He made no disposition of his personal effects, which accounts for no bequest being left for you. If you will send some one for it, I shall be glad to have this small relic put into your hands. I don't know how otherwise to convey it.

Accept at the same time, friend of my brother, for his sake, the high regard of his sister.

Jane W. Michel

[Jane (1811-1892)
William Whann "W. W." Mackall (1817-August 12, 1891)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-March 21, 1891)]

[Many thanks to William Myers, Mary Davy and Sally Young for their ongoing research collaboration.]

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