Letter, George A. Custer to Augusta Frary

December 13, 1859

A letter from George Armstrong Custer to his cousin Augusta Frary in Canandaigua, New York. Custer explains the intensity of his studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point as his reason for a delayed response to Frary’s most recent letter. He tells a story of escaping from The Academy to attend a Thanksgiving ball, and answers his cousin’s questions about his courses before wishing her a happy holiday season.

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