We love to unearth amazing discoveries with historical significance to share with our loyal readers from the formation of classic jokes to the true meaning behind actions such as pulling someone’s finger. Well today’s post continues our run of Army of Awesome People found historical items, which is a love letter from 1702. This note was written by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French officer, to his bride. We found this letter, along with hundreds of others written by Cadillac, on the site of Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit. All the letters are rather similar as Cadillac tended to write a love letter every day. Here’s one of the letters we found.
My Beloved Marie,
Since we last saw each other earlier this morning before I left to command Fort Detroit, I am unable to forget our time spent with each other. Your embrace haunts me. I find it difficult to concentrate on establishing a strong presence for the Fort so as not to be pillaged by the British.
As the hours of the day wither by, I find it difficult to remember your voice, the smell of your hair and your warm smile.
The croissant you made me for lunch fills my soul with memories of last night watching you make them. I treasure this croissant with such fervor that I tremble with each bite.
I wish I could paint a scene for you to explain how much my life has changed for the worse since this morning without you near me, which is why I’ve sent my officers out for art supplies today.
Until we meet again later this evening I shall reminisce of our time together.
(c) 2012 J.R. Miller