Location: Bolivar, Tennessee
Surnames/tags: Mason Moody Wright
- Decm. 18th 1830
- Bolivar Tennessee
- Dr. Sister
- I can not imagine the cause of your long absence in writing, it has been upwards of six months since I have received a letter from you, I wrote to you while in Alabama, and have been expecting an answer, and looking for a letter, until I have concluded that my mine was miscarried, and you did not receive it, I will therefore mention some of the particulars, I carried Francis to A. Binford's in Alabama, I remained in that state about five months, during that time I visited several of my acquaintances, attended several campmeetings and saw a great many fine girls, but was unable to make a selection I expect I shall have to return to Old Virginia to get a wife, do you think you can make a selection for me; but as I am very choice I will describe one that will please me she must be inteligent, handsome much accomplished and very religious, if you are acquainted with one of the above description inform me who she is; in all probability I will pay her a visit next fall,----
- Religion in this country is at a low ebb, but as for myself, I am still striving through grace to get to heaven.----
- Write whether or not you have completed your education or how long you have to continue at school, I must conclude as I am quite unwell,----
- Give my respects, and best wishes to my relations and friends accept them yourself, and believe me ever your sincere and affectionate brother
Addressed to: Miss Martha W. Moody
- Pleasant Hill
- Postmarked: BOLIVAR TE DEC 21
- Postage: 25
- VLR (Virginia Leigh Refro)
- A letter from William H. Wright in the Western District of Tennessee to his half sister, Martha William Wright. She had just turned 13, and for most of the year was away at school. Francis is William's son Francis Marion Wright, about 3 1/2 years old at this time. I do not know A. Binford, but the Binfords and the Crumps (Martha's grandfather and great grandfather) had some connections with property, buying and selling, and may have been neighbors.
- Many thanks to cousin Virginia Leigh Refo whose research and transcriptions added to this profile. The originals were donated to the Library of Virginia in 2004 by Liz Edens Vermillion with the help of Virginia Refo Moody Family Papers, 1750-1881. Accession 40535, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.