(Mamie) Renwick Hugh
When Marcellus was studying in
Paris in 1868, he wrote a letter to his sister,
Satilla. I feel like we know very little of Satilla and after
reading this letter, it
gave me some idea of her. She was 15 years old
at the time. Here are parts of that letter.
....I feel proud to see that you are so lively. I think you
have to sell yourself to some circus man and act as a clown for them. I
would like to see you now,
if you are so corpulent as Mother
says. I do not know what we will do with you if you still
continue growing. I will expect to find you larger than myself when
get home. You must quit living so high and save it for me as I will be
tired of frogs by that time. What has become of your beau, or
have you anyone now?
I expect the next thing I hear will be that
you are married to some little upstart before long. If you say so
I will bring a little ducklegged Frenchman home for you. You must
select a nice girl for me as I expect to get married when I get home
(that is if anyone will have me).....