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Fitzhugh family papers: Wick West letter, 1865 May 19

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and happiness. I have performed my duty - done all in my power to prevent what I think should never occur - and what I look upon as almost morally wrong to say nothing of other things in the way. I almost fear that I went too far to hope to retain the good will and friendship of both - but come what will - when she calmly and seriously reflects on what I said to her, she I am sure I can never construe any word or fact as other than than for her good. She wishes me to remain and witness it, which I have consented to do much against my will for I do not like to witness such ceremonies, and I very much fear that on this occasion I shall not be able to control my feelings. She wishes you also to be present and I am to go after you, if it can be so arranged the latter part of next week. She will write you herself tomorrow, and will no doubt give you all the particulars. which as yet I know nothing of. Write me what day will be most convenient for you to come and when I must go up. Much love to all In haste yours W M West