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Title:[Letter] 1839 Nov. 25, Bastrop [TX] [to] Col. Joseph Brown, Maury County, Tennessee / David Franklin Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Brown, David Franklin
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Date: November 25, 1839
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter written by David Franklin Brown to his father Colonel Joseph Brown on November 25 1839. David Brown writes that his crops have failed due to lack of rain and that they still have problems with Indians.
Collection:Joseph Brown Papers
Box:THS-JB
Folder:148-165
Document:sl175
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Bastrop
Nov. 25th 1839Dear Father

I take this opportunity of addressing you a few lines by [unclear: L. T. ]Porter We have all enjoyed good health this summer or at least better health than we have done hertofore [heretofore] We have worked pretty hard but have had but a poor return for our labour as yet but of 75 or 80 acres of ground we have not raised corn to bread us in consequence of its being never grained planted late & having no rain in the latter part of the season but we are now preparing to sow another crop with better prospects we expect to put in 100 acres next season & it is pretty well ascertained that if corn is planted early here that it cant intensely fail even if there should be no rain. I am relying almost exclusively on farming for a living the practice dont agree with me & I am determined not to follo [follow] it if I can get along without. Joseph expects to get an appointment at the citty [city] of austin & move up there in a short time he is in nomination for notary republic which will be worth 4 or 5 thousand dollars per annum




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Our indean [indian] difficulties still continue but we are under very little apprehension here as the country above us is settling [unclear] in consequence of the location of the seat government Our money is very bad & the consequence is that, we are almost unable to procure necessaries from abroad & when we do get them they are [unclear: very high ] Jane says she is still determined to visit the United States next fawl [fall] should she do so she expects to spend some months in Maury Porter is ready to start & Jane wants to go to [unclear: preaching ] so I must bring this letter to a close we have plenty of preaching here of all sorts

Rush Yours
DF [David Franklin] Brown



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Col Jos. [Colonel Joseph] Brown Maury County Ten [Tennessee]
[added: Postmark and miscellaneous notes]



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