Letter, Elizabeth J. Loughead, Camden, [New Jersey], to James A. Loughead, New Orleans, Louisiana
Elizabeth reports to James that she has "indeed got Religion", and that it need not be a source of contention between them, despite his stated disregard for his immortal soul. "I hope you will forgive me if i hurt your feelings But i will Declare Before the whole world that i am a Methodist in heart if not in dress and i intend to live and die one. . . ." Directed to James Loughead as first officer aboard the steamer Columbia.