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Letter 2 William H. Wright, Lexington, Tennessee, to Martha William Wright, Northampton County, North Carolina

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Date: 28 Apr 1829 [unknown]
Location: Lexington, Tennesseemap
Surnames/tags: Moody Wright
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Lexington, April 28th 1829
Dear Sister,
Do not convert my silence into forgetfulness, for though I have not written to you, how could I forget the only sister I have, how could I forget that brotherly love, that should bind us so close together, though separated by so many hills and dales;----
I was glad hear that Mother has consented for you to go off to school, as I think it will be of great great advantage to you, it will be a means of your forming new acquaintances, and new associates, but be particular in choosing those with whom you associate, let them be of a good family, and correct morrals, never associate with such as take the name of God in vain, for if you do, you may imbibe their principals, and be guilty of crimes that you otherwise would not have been. You are among stangers, be kind and affectionate to every person, it will be the means by which you will gain friends. Study to Try to please your Tutoress in all your actions, and you will gain her affections, be studious and you will complete your education much sooner While you are employed in terrene acquirements, do not forget the things that belong to God, seek religion while you are young, and you will obtain it much easier than when you become old, Youth is the time to seek the Lord, the time to insure the great reward,----
Mother in her letter requested me to inform her who takes care of Frank, you can tell her he is with me at present, that I have not heard from Mr. Lassiter, and do not know whether or not he intends taking him, he is a good deal of company for me, Oh, sister, if you could see him you would love him better than you ever did in all your life before, to hear him say Father, but no Mother to call, and to see so interesting a child would dissolve your heart in tenderness and melt your eyes to tears,----
I must conclude by requesting you to answer this as soon as possible [seal] inform me what you are studying give my love to Mother, tell her I recvd. her affectionate letter, which caused me to shed tears, I am a stranger in a stange land and among strangers but glory be to God, I have some friends here;----
Give my love to all enquiring friends accept it yourself and believe me,
Your affectionate brother
Wm. H. Wright

Addressed to: Miss Martha W. Wright
Pleasant Hill
N Carolina
Return address: Lexington Te
May 3rd
Postage: 25

A letter to Martha William Wright from her half-brother William H. Wright. William was the son of William Wright and his 1st wife Ann (Blunt) Drew Wright, Martha, the daughter of his 3rd marriage to Martha Robinson (Crump) Wright. She is "Mother" in the letter. Frank is his son, Francis Marion Wright, age 2 at the time. His wife, Peggy (Bell) Wright, had died. I don't know Mr. Lassiter--he could be a relative in his wife's family. It is a common name in Northampton County, NC. A later letter (#16) indicates he did take Frank.

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