House of Delegates
Feby 16. 1863
Hon. M. Bennett Esqu
Auditor Pub. Accts
You have on your old list of employees, as successor of Mrs. Mary A.
Gifford, the name of Mrs. Margaret Johnson.
At the request of Mrs. Johnson I ask you to appoint in her place
Miss Nannie Goodwin now of Ashland and recently of Fredericksburg—A
short time ago her father then Cashier of the Farmers Bk at
Frdksburg died leaving a large family in straitened circumstances.
Then came the vandal foe the widow & daughters fled, one of the
daughters has since died in this City, the little all of the widow &
children was utterly destroyed by the enemy in Fredericksburg—and
now those who have been accustomed to ease and comfort are
struggling for the bare necessaries of life. I know no one better
qualified than Miss Goodwin for the office—none more deserving—none
Trust you will give her a position—
Hugh W. Sheffey
Applications of ladies for clerkships on Virginia treasury notes,
1861–1864. Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State
Government: public Debt–Treasury Notes. Entry 324. 4/E/37/2/5