East New Market


6 June 1863

Gov. Thomas H. Hicks to Dr. Anthony L. Manning

(Collection of Karen Nicholson, Arlington, VA)

Cambridge June 6, 1863

Dear Doctor,

I have desired a fair opportunity to write you at length as I am indebted to you several letters, but it appears that no such favor is to be allowed me, then please accept a brief and take the will for the deed. I expect to leave on Monday for Baltimore and Washington and will then attend to your matter in person, the will do better than to attempt it by letters. I confess my surprise at the course things have taken in your case. As quickly as I may learn how matters stand, I will let you know and trust all will be right. I am so constantly pressed by varied duties as to cut off all chance for Social intercourse or correspondence, we are becoming quite excited here in regard to the approaching Canvass. I am anxious to see all go on quietly well. With my best wishes for your health and success, I am truly yours, Thomas H. Hicks

Please present me very kindly to my friends Noah Rider & his son the Doctor, and to our Union friends of the Island, and of the Army. T.H.H.