Letter from Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Margaret Louisa Kempe Howell, December 16, 1857
written by Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis, 1826-1906 (1857); edited by Hudson Strode; in Jefferson Davis: Private Letters 1823-1889 (New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966), 86-88