Letter from Matthew Stokes to Allen Stokes

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Date: 6 Jun 1844 [unknown]
Location: Todd County, Kentuckymap
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Transcription of the Matthew Stokes letter of 1844

Transcription made by Jay T Stokes

to Allen Stokes and Jesse Underdown                            Matthew and Salley Stokes    we the Stokeses Are Jenerly Democrats we wish A Democrat Presodent     Mr Allen Stokes North Caroliner Burk County Harpers Store   [Postal Mark reads: “ELKTON JUN [unclear] Ky”]

State of kentuckey todd County June the 6 1844 Dier Brothers and relations we onst more under take to wright you A few lines to let you No that we are All well At this time hoping these Lines will find you All enjoying that same good Blesing I can inform you that our Children is All maried and is living near us except one Alling our youngest is living with us our Childrens names is nancey Polley and Anney John gorge Jones And Alling we wish you to wright to us And let us no where your Children is living And there names of them farther underdown has Departed this life he Died the 24 of December Last in hopkins Countey At sister Polleys our relationes in this Cuntry is Jenerly well we wish you to right sumthing About Brother Stephen and gorge underdown we wish to no whether Anney of you have anney notion of leveing of that old Cuntry Bother David Stokes lives in State of Illinois in Sangamon County A Bout three hundred Mild from hear

Brother Jones Stokes has lost his wife and is marred Agane times is Dull and hard hear As it respects minney matters Corn is 75 cents Pur Barrel flower two Dollers Pur hundred Pork two Dollers Pur hundred we git Coffee 8 Pound to the doller shugar [unknown word] 10 Pound to the Doller we wish to hear sumthing About friend Abraham Mayfield we heard from Brother John Stokes not long sence he was Alive and maried thee seccond time young Stokes is the wrighter of these lines he is hear on A visset and wishes to be rememberd to you All he livs in State of Arkansas on the Bank of the Mississippi river he has lost his companion he has five children three of them are grone he has fore suns And one Daughter She married to A man By the name of Thomas Lasator thee names of his childran is John James Mathew [unknown mark] and Marion and Marey mehalley those are the names of young Stokes is childran our Corn Crops looks tolerable well in our Cuntry So Dose whette So we Must cum to A close By ofering you our Best Respects to you All

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