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Title:[Letter] 1850 June 26, Memphis [TN] [to] Joseph Brown, Maury County, Tenness[ee] / James Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Brown, James
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Date: June 26, 1850
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from James Brown to his father Colonel Joseph Brown dated June 26, 1850. James Brown enclosed a check for 195.00 dollars for a business matter and updated his father on his crop losses.
Collection:Joseph Brown Papers THS-JB
Box:n/a
Folder:171-180
Document:sl180
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Memphis
26th June 1850Dear Father

Enclosed I send you a check for one hundred and ninty [ninety] five dollars for Mr Love on account of advances for Randolph , I presumed it had been sent long before this, but Mrs McGeehe had some reluctance to mention the case to Mr McGeehe & there you awaited the seeing of me to forward the mony [money] as she prefered [preferred] not to acqua[added: i]t him with the circumstances of the case &c [and et cetera] my ingagents [engagements] of home & the high stage of the waters have prevented me from seeing him untill [until] a few days since

I left all well when I left home, have been down to the Miss [Mississippi] River plantation, my stand of cotton on that place some what injured by high water though I have some 200 or more acres of good stand My stand at Clear Creek a little over a half stand & at Pondu place about 3/4 of a stand, which is about a [unclear: pore ] specimen of the country and all some weeks later than usual, with an [added: extra] favourable [favorable] summer & fall the crop may reach last year, but the probabilities are that it cannot not be much over 1/2 of a full crop corn is only tolerable, please acknowledge the receipt of the draft

Yours truly
James Brown



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Col [Colonel] Joseph Brown [unclear: Cept ] MM Lane Cave Springs P.O. [Post Office] Maury County Tenness [Tennessee]
[added: James Brown letter 26 June 1850 $195.] [added: answered on its reception 1st July 1850 postmark]



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