Mary Jones1857-11-12Charles Colcock JonesLiberty County, GA31.842969-81.4718387My dearest Mr. Jones,Our dear child arrived about dusk, quite bright and cheerful, and does not appear particularly fatigued by the ride. Our limekiln was prepared, and I had it fired up just before she came in honor of her arrival. Servants, Jet, and Lady all gave her a hearty welcome home. We have been chatting of all things in general and particular, and it is now near bedtime.I have discovered your memorandum on the mantelpiece, and thinking you would be at a loss without it, will forward it tomorrow. . . . A letter from our dear Joe says he hopes to leave Athens on the 11th. Will pay a visit to his Uncle John if his funds hold out; says the move has been very expensive. . . . I must now bid you good night. Daughter unites with me in love to you and Robert and Charles. Do take care of yourself; I shall feel anxious until you return. God bless and keep you, ever praysYour affectionateMary.