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Letter 15 William H. Wright to John M Moody

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Date: 22 Aug 1833 [unknown]
Location: Bolivar, Tennesseemap
Surnames/tags: Moody Mason Wright
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Bolivar Ten: August 22nd 1833
Mr. Moody
Dear Sir,
Your's dated June 5th I recd. yesterday, and answer it immediately, the cause of my not having recd. it before is this, I expected to have gone to Alabama before this, but was prevented by sickness, I wrote to the postmaster at Rogersville, and he forwarded my letters to this place; I also recd. one from my sister Martha at the same time, I was very much pleased to hear from you both, and shall be much gratified at any time, but was sorry to hear of the indisposition of sister, but hope e'er this reaches you, she will be restored to perfect health;----
My health at this time is better than it has been since christmast; Our little town is quite healthy at this time and has been during the S season, the Cholera has been near us, and all around us, but has never as yet visited us, and I hope we shall escape it as it is thought to be confined to foggy countries, and we have very few in the W. District;----
You speak of the section of the country in which you live, as being poor, and worn out, you ought of course to leave it and move to some new one, I think the choctaw lands from what I can learn are as good as any, therefore I should be much pleased if you would come and settle in it, as I expect to do so myself in the course of three or four years.----
We have suffered very much for the want of rain, in consequence of which, crops are very indiferent in some neighbourhoods,---
A negro girl has jus been executed for the murder of a white child, and the people are now returning to town. This is the first time that I ever had an opportunity of seeing any person hung, and did not make use of it having no desire to do so; You mentioned that I would have to come to old Virginia to get a wife, I think you are half right, as fine girls are very scarce in this section of country, such as are calculated to make a wife that will suit me;----
Give my love to sister, say to her not to think that I have forgotten her as I have not written before this, the cause is obvious, and shall write to her shortly; Write to me yourself often, and let me know how you are; and how you are getting along, write and give me all the news, direct your letters to Bolivar; I must conclude by requesting you to give my respects to all enquiring friends accept them yourself, and believe me
Yrs sincerely
Wm. H. Wright
Mr. John M. Moody

Addressed to: Mr. John M. Moody
Pleasant Hill
Postmarked: BOLIVAR TE AUG 24
Postage: 25

VLR (Virginia Leigh Refo)
William H. Wright is writing to his brother-in-law, John Mason Moody, husband of his half-sister Martha William (Wright) Moody, referred to as "sister".


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