The following extract is from Miss Sarah L. Jones' "Life in the South from the Commencement of the War," which was published in London, in 1863. The author was an English school teacher, who came to the United States in 1859, and found herself professionally engaged in the Southern States at the outbreak of hostilities. In 1861 she was engaged by Gov. John Milton of Florida, as tutor to his children and the following extract relates some of her observations and impressions in this family. It will be noted that some of her criticisms are caustic and portray rather too graphically perhaps the rude conditions then existing, but as a picture of life in a prominent Florida family these pages are not without certain historic value. The author expresses plainly her sympathy with the Southern cause, and on going north in 1862 was openly considered a "Rebel," and did not deny the accusation." -Editor.
Society, Florida Historical
"Governor Milton and His Family: A Contemporary Picture of Life in Florida During the War, by an English Tutor,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 2
, Article 9.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol2/iss2/9