Letters From Forgotten Ancestors

The Hunt, King, Taylor,
Fawks, Lancaster, Mitchell
and Harris Connection.

Christian County Kentucky

“I want you to abuse him a little ...”
~ 1834 ~
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Stampless folded letter sheet:
Manuscript postmark:
Oak Grove Ky
1st March
and rate: 10
Mr. Thomas Hunt

Letter’s author: James M. Hunt

Oak Grove Ky Feby 29. 1834
Dear Uncle
     One of my neighbors wants four hundred pound of Seed Cotton for spinning An a machine will you be so good as to have that quantity put up and Consign it to Murray G. Hunt Trices Landing. I would send you the money if I knew what Amount to send. Please send a bill with it and I will send you the money immediately by so doing you will Confer a great favor. Am.
James M. Hunt

     If the Cotton Can not be procured please let me now as soon as possible.
J. M. H.

2nd. P. S.
     I have no news of the importance to write more than all’s well. I suppose you have heard of Eliza Parrish being married. And you need not be surprised if you hear of your Nephews Marrying soon. I would write more but I am very busy and quite unwell. The Bals of the relations are all well. Write to me soon. I want to know the news of the day. I cant get Sion to write to me at all. I want you to abuse him a little about not writing to me. Give my best respects to all the family, to Mr. Ferrells, also to Aunt L. Stroud and accept the same yourself }
I remain your affectionate Nephew
James M. Hunt

Note: Trices Landing, Trice’s Landing, Trice Landing, a.k.a New Providence, located at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.

From the Collection of Frederick Smoot
Provenance: eBay Online Auction, 1999

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