Thomas W. Cardozo to Whiting Cardozo's Early Appointments in Charleston April 11, 1865
Charleston, S.C. April 11, 1865
My dear Mr. Whiting –
As all money matters are to be addressed to you I forward you this note. I received $81 from you out of that I have spent $45.00 for travelling expense here.
I have employed the following gentlemen. Mr. W H. Brileigh and A. H. Palmer at $20. per month each Miss Joanna Weston, Sarah Miller and Antonia Barnel at $12 per month each. I need about $25 for repairs to the two buildings. This will be refunded by the local Authorities as soon as they can get things a little more arranged. I need also about $25 for incidentals. I will send a more substantial report by Mr Beecher I scratch this in haste as I had just heard that a mail closes at 3 ½ ok It is now 3. Please forward the above amts. $150.00 as soon as possible
Yours truly Thos W. Cardozo
P. S. You may simply address me
Thos W. Cardozo Charleston, S. C.
Note: Thomas W. Cardozo (1838-1881) was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1838, the son of Lydia Williams, a freeborn black woman and a Jewish journalist, Jacob Cardozo. He was the younger brother of Francis Lewis Cardozo who would be the second principal of the Saxton School. He would later become the Secretary of Education for the State of Mississippi.