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Letter 38 John Mason Moody to Martha William Wright Moody

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Date: 18 Jan 1847 [unknown]
Location: Columbus, Mississippimap
Surnames/tags: Moody Wright
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Columbus Miss Jany 18th 1847
My Dear Patt,
I rec'd your letter dated the 5 inst which, I was very much pleased to recieved; as I rode from the Country some 18 or 20 miles expecting one from you. I was very much in hopes that I should have been able to have gotten through with my business by this time; but I am bothered to death with promises to pay when those making of them have no more idea of complying than they have of going to the moon-- I have written my dearest Patt frequently and it seems that her letters come in sloly. I feel lonely yet & I do hope that the time will never come again, when we will have to be seperated. I am sure if it should it will not be with my consent. You speak in your last of my short letters-Cast the beam out of thine own eye. and then thou for it does not seem to me, that I have never written one half so short, as you have-- it may be that I love so much to read any thing that comes from my dear Patt that it seem so short. I have just steped in to write you a few lines in the office of Mr. Matthews-- & my dear one must not scold for not writting more, as I am frequently interrupted. My dear one must take special care of herself, and rest assured that I'll return as soon, as it is in my power--. I'll be a good boy while I am away-- and when I return, I'll give you a thousand kisses for your scolding me. I wish I had you here now, that, I might give you some of them now.
My dear Patt I'll write to you when, I leave this place and you must keep writing to me-- when I write you again I let you know, something definate as to my movements-- Give my love to all. Kiss my dear little ones for me and believe me ever
Your affectionate husband
Jno M Moody
Addressed to: Mrs Martha W. Moody
Northampton County
Per Mail
No postmark or postage

VLR (Virginia Leigh Refo)
A letter from John Mason Moody to his wife Martha William (Wright) Moody. He is in Columbus, Ms on business--she in North Carolina. She may have been pregnant which is why she was not accompanying him as usual--their youngest child, Laura Estelle Moody was born in 1847 (I don't know the month). Mr. Matthews is Beverly Matthews or, perhaps, his father (see letter # 37).


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