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Letter 5 Martha Robinson Crump Wright to daughter, Martha William Wright

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Date: 22 Feb 1830 [unknown]
Location: Greensville County, Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Wright Moody
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Greensville County February 22 th
Dear Martha
It has been nearly three weeks since you left us, I expect you begin to want to hear from us very much. I have nothing new to write. my health is better than it was when you left home, don’t make Yourself uneasy about me, if any thing happens you shall know it. do my dear Child study hard, try to improve Your mind: you know you have lost a great deal of time. You must try to make it up by hard study. be obedient to Mr and Mrs Bobbit and kind and affectionate to your schoolmates-- tell Jane Atkinson I was at her house last Sunday, the family were all well; Mrs Merit informed me she expected Mr and Mrs B to pay her a visit at Easter, tell them we shall certainly expect them to come and see us when they get so near. tell them I feel perfectly Satisfied about you, when you are with them. your Par says he will go up shortly, and preach in the accadamy, I will Write you when he can go, and you can get Mr B to make an appointment for him---
Your cousin Julia Ann expects to set of for Norfolk in a few days--give our love to Mr and Mrs B and Pegga to Jane Roena and all the rest that I am acquainted with now my dear be a good girl say your prayers and the Lord will bless you is the sincere wish of your ::Affectionate mother
Martha R. Charlton
NB Just as I finish writing I received yours, we were very glad to hear from you. your request shall be complyed with I will send it up as soon as I can. Your Par says you must write to him and he will answer it. he joins me in love to you. nothing more
only remain your affectionate
Addressed to: Miss Martha W. Wright
Return address Hick's Ford Va
Feby 25th 1830
Postage: 12 1/2
VLR (Virginia Leigh Refo)
A letter from Martha Robinson (Crump)Wright Charlton to her daughter, Martha William Wright Moody who was away at school. Mr. and Mrs. Bobbitt ran the school. I do not know Jane Atkinson, possibly the daughter of neighbors, possibly a relative. There is a "cousin Jane" in letter #19. Nor do I know Mrs. Merit, or "Pegga". There is reference to Roena in letter #1--from that I assume her to be a Patterson connection, but how and where I don't know, as there is no history on this family. Cousin Julia Ann is Julia Ann Patterson, the daughter of Martha Charlton's sister, Alice Wren (Crump) Patterson and her husband, John Hamilton Patterson, thus Martha's first cousin. Mr. Patterson was from Norfolk, according to newspapers at the time of his marriage, so she may have been going to visit relatives, or possibly going to school there as Martha later does. "Par" is Martha Charlton's second husband, Rev. George W. Charlton, a Methodist minister.


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