Does anyone know who James T. Giddens' father was? Letter from James T. Giddens to his wife, Martha J. (Paul) Giddens
Atlanta, September 13, 1857
Dear wife,(in Athens, Clarke GA)
I received your letter this morning and it gave me very great pleasure to hear from you and the children, and particularly to hear that LURA was getting better. I am well but rather low-spirited. BALDWIN says that he has more men at present than he wants but that he will give me work soon. I want to go to MACON tomorrow morning, and then I will come back to Atlanta Tuesday morning, and if Mr. Baldwin has not given me work by that time I thought I would go west to Nashville; and if I do not get work on that word ,I will go and see HANK HOBBS and PETER JAMMERREE and see if I can't get some money out of them. It won't cost me anything hardly to go out there. And while I am doing nothing, I thought I had better go. The house is rented until Christmas. WALLACE got the check. Mrs. CANNON had a baby ( a boy) about a month old. Mrs. CALLAHAN had one while she was gone north, and she has been back since the middle of July. It is a girl, I think. I'm boarding at SMITH's now and when I got here I found GILLON and family and THOLLIN and family here. I shall write this by hand and if you get it by Monday evening and if you want to write to me again before I go to Nashville you must mail it by Tuesday morning or if you send it Wednesday you must send it by hand as where you mail a letter there by morning I can't get it until the next morning before I go to Nashville. I want to go to Chattanooga Wednesday night and then to Nashville. Tell my FATHER not to be mad at me, and I will try not to offend him the same way next time. Tell MA FULLER and Mrs. WELCH howdy for me. Kiss LU for me. Tell WILLY that he must be a good boy. And kiss DORA and TOBY for me. And next my love for you, dear wife. JAMES HASKELL has gone to Rushing, LA. Mrs. PRICHARD has gone to Griffin to live. HASSY REESE is married to a man by the name of BOOKER, a train hand on the road. Nothing more, but remain, Your affectionate husband,
J. T. Giddens
JAMES HASKELL's I. O. U. the cow for $13. THACKLEPORT has not had an offer for the lot yet.