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I must write something somewhere, I don't care if dinner is ready, and Brother's "safe old Secesh" downstairs ! Lydia has another boy ! Letter has just come, and I am demented about my new godchild ! There now! feel better! One more word it shall be called "Howell." Dear, blessed little baby ! how I shall love it !
- Sarah Dawson
- A Confederate Girls Diary, Dawson, Sarah Morgan 1842-1909, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1913