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Bon Voyage - Louisa Quitman's March 1849 trip to New Orleans!

September 2, 2014 News

Today I’m posting a letter that Louisa Quitman wrote to her mother in March of 1849 when Louisa took a trip downriver to New Orleans.  The second part of this letter will be posted next week, and commentary the week after that.  In th… Read More »


August 26, 2014 News

Today is about the present and a celebration of the many things happening in and around Monmouth - a gift for which we'd like to show thanks!   A lovely blog article was written by Sydney Burdick mentioning us in her travels through … Read More »

March 6, 1849 letter - Eliza to Henry Part II

August 19, 2014 News

This is the second part of Eliza's letter to son, Henry, dated March 6, 1849.  It's lovely to know how much the gardens at Monmouth were cared for by the Quitmans, as they are today, and one can only imagine how beautiful and sweet smell… Read More »

March 6, 1849 Letter from Eliza to Henry

August 13, 2014 News

Today we see another letter from Ms. Eliza wherein she's happy to hear from her son finding out he arrived safely at college.  It was with much more trepidation I am sure that parents sent their children off to college some distance or sever… Read More »

Historical Background on General Quitman

August 6, 2014 News

In 1827, John Anthony Quitman was elected to the legislature.  From 1828 to 1834 he held the office of chancellor of the state and in 1835 he was chosen to fill the unexpired term of Governor of the state.  In 1836, he enlisted, largely fin… Read More »

A little of this and a little of that

July 29, 2014 News

Thank you all for your comments!  Here's what one viewer wrote: "What fun to read these letters.  What a lost art writing letters is now.  With e-mail, texts, twitter, facebook, - makes me wonder what Eliza would thin… Read More »

Part 2 - Feb. 1949 letter from Eliza Quitman to her son, Henry

July 23, 2014 News

Today I'm posting the second part of the Feb. 19, 1849 letter from Eliza Quitman to her son, Henry.  Please send me your comments at, and I may post some of them on the Blog next week.  It's obvious th… Read More »

Feb. 19, 1849 Letter - Eliza Misses Her Son, Henry

July 15, 2014 News

Today I'm posting a letter from Eliza Quitman to her son, Henry.  This is one of our owner's favorite letters, because although years have passed since the writing of this letter, the sentiment remains.  Parents still wait anxiously… Read More »

Union Occupation

July 8, 2014 News

MONMOUTH’S OCCUPATION BY UNION SOLDIERS In 1861, the state of Mississippi seceded from the Union and John Quitman daughters see their husbands off to war. When Natchez was attacked by the Union army in 1862, during the Am… Read More »

Monmouth Wins Southern Hospitality Award!!!

July 2, 2014 News

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN is pleased to announce that the Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South and the publishers of the annual Guide to Meeting Sites in the South, have an… Read More »