"I have acted the fool to perfection"
Mary S. Adams to Callie Anthony, February 18, 1860, Anthony Family Papers, 1785–1952, Acc. 35647, 35648, Library of Virginia.
Callie Anthony says: My friend Mary Adams wrote me while I was at school at Hollins after having visited my parents at our house, Walnut Hill. I'm so sad I missed her visit. Mary was embarrassed by her behavior, but I imagine I would have been just as silly as she was! I'm glad she got to travel around a bit and visit my brother Ben and his family too. I hope that I will get to see her when I'm at home next time.