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Letter 53 John Mason Moody, Jr to Martha Alice Moody Leigh

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Date: 7 Sep 1868 [unknown]
Location: Lowndes County, Mississippimap
Surnames/tags: Moody Leigh Wright
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Sept 7th 1868

Dear Sister
I should have answered your letter sooner, but was taken with billious fever & have been unable to do so sooner--I am now entirely recovered.
I will be unable to write but a few lines, as it is near train time & I wish to send it off today. I enclose $140.--am sorry I haven't more to send, however you must get all the assistance you need & I will engage to pay for it-- I will send you some more money shortly--
Remember me to Gib & all the little ones.
Good bye my dear Sis, & believe me as ever, Your aff. Brother,
VLR (Virginia Leigh Refo)
John Mason Moody, Jr. in Lowndes Co., MS writing to his sister Martha “Alice” (Moody) Leigh in Petersburg, VA. Note, this letter is written barely 2 weeks before the death of John's wife, Laura. "Gib" refers to her husband, Dr. H. Gilbert Leigh. Alice and Gib had a child, Richard, in April 1868 who died in in July 1868. This letter maybe in response to Alice asking for money to go someplace to recuperate.


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