"I wish I could tell you what I know."
Unidentified cousin to Callie Anthony, January 11, 1860, [last pages are missing], Anthony Family Papers, 1785–1952, Acc. 35647, 35648, Library of Virginia.
Callie Anthony says: My cousin in northern Mississippi wrote me soon after Christmas. I do hope she gets a chance to visit me at school. She went to Hollins for a few years, so she is very familiar with the school. I have to agree with her assessment of Dr. Charles Cocke, the principal, and with Professor Pleasants, the Latin instructor. I'm glad that Cousins Bettie and little Henrietta will come to Hollins, but I don't know if I'll be there next year.
Cousin hints at all kinds of scandal but won't come out and tell. I think I know the story behind the break between her and William, and I don't think that Phil is really as bad as she makes him out to be. Oh well, gossip is juicy. I wish she had revealed more.