Roxana writes of her recent trip north to Chicopee, MA; her husband's favorable impression of the north, especially ladies who work; return home; visiting Waverly, MS; complains of their sister Lucy Chapin not helping with household work enough;...
Details various family members' activities & Anna's recent tragedies, probably illness and death of family members; also concerns the correspondant's daughter's position as principal of the school on the Vanderbilt's Bilmore estate.
Man-woman relationships; Marriage; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Mollie discussing her possible life with Jeremiah after the war, including questionable the possibility of marriage and a move to Houston. Also mentions a friend, Sanford, who may go to prison if he could not find a replacement.
The following pages were not included in the bound volume used for scanning: January, pages 7, 8; February, pages 5, 6; March, pages 5, 6; April, pages 5, 6; November, pages 9, 10. These were probably advertising inserts.