[Letter] 1850 Oct. 5 [to] Mr. Alex[ander] D. Coffee, Florence, Ala[bama] / Andrew J[ackson] Coffee : a machine readable transcription of an image
Coffee, Andrew Jackson
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October 5, 1850
This document is a letter written from Andrew Jackson Coffee to his brother Alexander D. Coffee, dated October 5, 1850. In the letter, Andrew discusses an amount of money owed him by Robert and William Warren and about some "Bounty Land" coming to the family for his father's service in the Creek War of 1812 and with Britain in 1814 and 1815.
Andrew Jackson Coffee Family Papers 1833-1903 MS 27
I again send you a sheet of the "News letter" as it may prove interesting to you. I have not heard from Florence in so long a time that I do not know that any of you are in the land of the living however it is an old adage that "no news is good news". So I will take it for granted that all are well and thriving I have no news to write of much interest. I am happy to state that we are all in excellent health. Bettie , myself the children and the Servants. I suppose you are very busy with your work &c [et cetera] I hope I may be able to pay you a visit before very long when I will take much pleasure in visiting your [unclear: butter biscuit ] and before a great while I suppose you will be visiting this notable city. If so I shall be most happy to entertain you during your visit and I will try to show you all the sights of the city. I see from a late law of Congress that there will be some "Bounty Land" coming to Ma for Pas Services in the Creek war of 1812 and the British war of 1814 & 1815. As soon as I am certain the terms of the laws &c [et cetera] I will prepare papers and so forth for the purpose of establishing the claims I will be worth some thing — Will you be so kind as to call on Jno [John] Simpson & Co [Company] and ascertain what has become of the notes I left in his hands for collection of Robt [Robert] and Wm [William] Warren has any money been collected or is there likely to be any. I have not heard a word from them and do not know what their position may be. One note was due 1 July 1849 the other 1 Jany [January] 1850 both amt [amount] $166.66 making $333.33 — Give our love to Ann , to Ma, Rachel , Cate , William , Joshua , and Andrew and our regards to all friends and accept the same for your self