JULY 31, 1861
Only a few days into his time in Charleston, Harry sat down at his desk to write a letter. It might be the most important he had ever written, and he had thought through the implications of every word.
July 31, 1861
To Mrs. Anne Wofford Wentworth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
By the hand of P.H. Wentworth III, Charleston, South Carolina
My beloved wife, Anne,
As you well know from our long years together, I am not a man accustomed to admitting wrongs. In this case, however, I must acknowledge my ill-advised decision, and rescind my invitation for you and the girls to join [...]