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Letter William Henry Wright to sister, Martha William Wright Moody-1

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Date: 15 Dec 1829 [unknown]
Location: Henderson, Tennesseemap
Surnames/tags: Mason Moody Wright
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Henderson, Tennessee
Decm. 15th 1829
Dear Sister
Yours dated October 18th came safe to hand, in perusing of which I find that you have one, that supplies the place of our excellent Father who is no more; you say that he is kind, tender, and affectionate; I am truly gratified and much pleased, that you are blessed whith one whom you can esteem as a Father, I am pleased with the selection Mother has made; In all probability, she could not have married a man that would have treated her better, or you as well;----
You express a wish that we should love each other as an only brother, and sister, that being separated at so great distance from each other, has not caused the least diminution of affection on your part; it is true that we are sepaparated far from each other; many mountains rise, and many valleys sink between us; but shall time, distance or place, cause our affections to grow cold, and forget that relationship we sustain to each other, God forbid that I should ever forget one, that manifested such friendship, love, and esteem for me, and mine when in virginia, one that is near and dear to me by the ties of nature, believe me to be sincere, for I do assure you dear sister that nothing would afford me more pleasure, than to see you, with others, and enjoy your company, You wish to know how Francis comes on, he is in good health, and quite impudent;----
I must say something about religion as it is a theme on which I love to dwell; I have attended eight campmeetings this year, at all of which the Lord was with me; fertilizing showers of grace divine, emanated from heaven into my poor soul and I was made to rejoice in God my savior, Many souls were awakened to a feeling sense of their danger, many converted to God, the luke warm stired up, backsliders reclaimed, and the children of God, built up in their most holy faith of the Gospel of Christ; about one thousand souls have been converted in this district, during the present year, Oh, that God, would push the victories of his kingdom to earths remotest bounds, and expedite the glorious period, when the standard of liberty shall be erected in the centre of the earth, and its branches extend from pole to pole;----
My dear sister seek the Lord in the pardon of your sins, your heart is tender and susceptible of lasting impressions; dont put it off until you are older, this is the time no more delay; this is the acceptable day; Come in this moment at his call, And live for him who died for all.----
I have much more to say, but have not room, therefore I must conclude by requesting you to present my love to all friends that think enough of me, to enquire after me, accept it yourself and believe me ever sincere in my affections.

Yrs & C.
Wm. H. Wright
NB. When you write again direct you letter to Bolivar Tennessee.

Addressed to: Miss Martha W. Wright
Pleasant Hill
N. Carolina
Return address: Lexington Te
Dec 21st
Postage: 25

VLR (Virginia Leigh Refro)
A letter written by William H. Wright to his half sister Martha William Wright. Her mother, Martha Robinson (Crump) Wright Charlton, recently married Rev. George Charlton (in August 1892). Francis is William's son, Francis Marion Wright, whose mother, Peggy (Bell) Wright died when he was an infant. Frank is referred to in other letters from his father (#2, #8, #11, # 12, #16). There is one (# 33) from Frank himself.
This family was a strongly religious Methodist family with many Methodist ministers. Rev. George Charlton was one.


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