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Title: [Letter] 1848 Jul. 17, Independence, Texas [to] Louiza G. Flemming, Mount Pleasant, Murry County, Tennessee / N.A. Gee : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Gee, N.A.

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Date: July 17, 1848
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from N.A. Gee to his sister Louiza, dated July 17, 1848. He writes about several deaths in his family and his remarriage. Most of the letter regards the division of their family estate, including that of two female slaves.
Collection:N.A. Gee Papers
Box:New Accessions
Document: sc251

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Caldwell July 17th 1848
Dear sister

I take my pen in hand to Rite [write] to you to Inform you that my self and family are all well at present hoping that those lines may find you and family Injoying [Enjoying] the same I have had some misfortunes in my family I lost my wife last December Henry Died last January John died Last wednesday knight [night] ) the [unclear: Mr ] and Sqr [Squire] Lewis has divided the land you get six hundred and forty I get three hundred and sixty seven Lewis and my self Left it to five good men agreeable to the Ritings between Brother and my self and the Estate fell in my Debt fifteen hundred dollars besides the money I paid Brother Claburn for them negroes when he was out here which was twelve hundred dollars and I have Receipts in his own hand Rite to show that I paid it I dont want any thing of you and the children only what is Rite [right] between us If you are a mind to keep that negro gurl [girl] Martha

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and give me this one heare [here] you can doo [do] so this one heare has two children and they can go in for the negro man that Brother was to bye [buy] for me if we have to go to law about the property it will cost us more than the property is worth sister I think its hard for you to try to keep me out of my money and give it to Lewis Mr McClinchy Gives Lewis ten per cent which will amount to about fifteen hundred dollars Crops is fine here I will make about fifty Bales of cotton and a great deel [deal] of Corn I am maried [married] to a Miss Oldham from the western destrict [district] Tennessee Rite to me on the Reception of this letter Rite to me whor [where] sister Nancy lives and how they are all gitting [getting] along the county she lives in and the post office so that I can Rite to hur [her] Give my leave to the children all and

Receive my Best wishes your self
N.A. Gee
Louiza G Flemming
[added: NB [nota bene] Direct your letter to Burlesson county Caldwell post office sister I dount [don't] want to go to low if we [gap] and if we do I [dount dount] wount [want] you to get mad with me because I always

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[unclear: thaut [thought] a hope ] of you I paid Brother every sent [cent] I ood [owed] him when he wous [was] out her [here] for god knoys [knows] I paid him [added: evry] and [unclear: cant ] [added: and I] prove it by Mr Irons [added: and] others I dount think but what you beleave [believe] that I did [added: Caldwell]]

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Independence Texas 21 July 1848
Mrs Louiza G Fleming Mount Plesant [Pleasant] Po [Post Office] Murry County Tennessee

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