Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from Sarah Caperton Preston to Colonel Grabowski

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Title

Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from Sarah Caperton Preston to Colonel Grabowski

Description

The second letter dates to May 15, 1872 and is written by Sarah Caperton Preston to Colonel Grabowski at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The letter is a response to a previous notice from the Colonel about her son’s (Hugh Caperton Preston) recent failure to follow a senior student's order at VMI. Sarah passively defends her son, explaining why he might have disobeyed the order. She also expresses confusion at some of the Colonel's reasoning for her son's behavior. Additionally, Sarah expresses hope that her son will gain maturity with age and learn that, "an officers commision will not always shield him."

Date

Identifier

Ms2010-070_Letter_1871_0515

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Preston Family Correspondence, Ms2010-070, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Citation

Preston, Sarah Caperton, 1826-, “Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from Sarah Caperton Preston to Colonel Grabowski,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed May 29, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2010-070/Ms2010-070_Letter_1871_0515.