Moving To Texas
Bedford County Tennessee
~ 1833 ~

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Shelbyville, Tn
19 May 1833.
Dear Cousin,
       I received your letter of the third inst. the contents of which gave me much pleasure. I have almost come to the conclusion that you had forgotten me as it had been some time since I have received a letter from you. We are all well at this time and also our relations so far as my knowledge extends. I have just returned home from a trip to see our relations up in the hills. I was gone a week then [?] I was up 3 weeks over the Old Stamping ground all over grandfather’s old place there is scarcely a trace of a house left. Many of the places all in cultivation. I had not seen it for five years--things are very much altered. Father has sold out his possessions and I am selling as fast as I can and we are all going to Texas next September. The emmigration from this part of Tennessee to that country is very great. Provisions in this state is very high. Corn is worth from 4 to 5 dollars a barrell, flour is worth 12 dollars a barrell, bacon worth 9 and 10 cents.
       There is great excitement in this state in regard to politics. Our canidates for governor and representatives _____[?] democracy against Know-Nothingism and I am compelled to believe that Democarts will carry th e state by 7 or 8 thousand against Know-Nothings or Whigs. I shall make a speech against Know-Nothingism at Bell Buckle on next Tuesday. Hoping to hear from you soon again. I will bring my letter to a close by ending my best love and respects to your wife and Aunt Anna Short and do not forget to accept the same for yourself.

/s/  M.B. Majors

       The above was found in the Short Bible in Graves County, KY. Anna Majors, daughter of Robert Majors, Revolutionary War Soldier who died in Bedford County, married Esau Short. After Esau died, Anna returned to Bedford for a short while, then returned to Graves County, living out her years there near her children. M.B. Majors who wrote the above letter is her nephew, grandson of Robert Majors. The "Relations up in the hills" refers to the family of Benjamin Pollard Majors, brother of Robert Majors, who lived in Franklin County, TN.

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