"Are you for disunion or not."
Charlotte [surname unknown] to Callie Anthony, February 4, 1861, Anthony Family Papers, 1785–1952, Acc. 35647, 35648, Library of Virginia.
Callie Anthony says: My cousin Charlotte likes to keep me informed about the doings of our mutual friends and the school we attended in Liberty before I went to Hollins Institute. She wrote this letter on February 4, 1861, which was the date for electing delegates to the Virginia Convention that will decide whether our state will leave the Union. She wants to know if I am "for disunion or not." It just shows how much politics and the threat of war are on everyone's minds.