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Title:[Letter] 1840 Jan. 11 [to] Mr. Alex D. Coffee, University of Nashville, Tennessee / A[ndrew] J[ackson] Coffee : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Coffee, Andrew Jackson
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Date: January 11, 1840
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter from Andrew Jackson Coffee to his brother, Alex D. Coffee, dated January 11, 1840. Alex is studying at the University of Nashville, Tennessee, and Andrew writes to him telling of events that have occured to others that they know and to himself.
Collection:Andrew Jackson Coffee Family Papers 1833-1903 MS 27
Box:1
Folder:7
Document:um010
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post mark seal
][added: 12 1/2][added: [unclear: Paid many
Paid good this way & like it ]
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Mr Alex D Coffee University of Nashville University of Nashville Tennessee Tennessee
[added: Mr Alex D Coffee]



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Hickory Hill Jany [January] 11th 1840
Dr [Dear] Alex

This is the first time I have been able to write you for a considerable time past having been buisily [busily] engaged. As I have moved my board & washing down to Hutchings and since then have been engaged in making my Returns to the Land office

I sent those plotting Instruments in to you by Major Hickman You can get them [unclear: refurbished ] if you should need the pens, All are well now since Coffee has recovered from his illness.

John Eastin has been out but has returned to Columbia & is again expected out, he is going to Mississippi on the Lusescuna [Lusiscuna] , to begin live & a poor out he make of it I am afraid Uncle Jack is still crazy if I may use the expression...

I know of no news except the Old Ludy has made 1.30 and bales of cotton but I am afraid no more money than ordinary owing to the reduced price of the [unclear: article ].

Betty & myself are now established as happily as possible & we will




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continue at our present residence for the present year. When we will go the Lord knows where.

Write occasionally & remember me & all of us kindly to our Relatives there. All unite in love Regards for you & Andrew Mc L

Your affectionate Brother
A. J. [Andrew Jackson] Coffee



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