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Title:[Letter] 1847 Aug. 12, Memphis [to] Miss Mary C Porter / B[en] N. Sawtell, Esq[uire] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Sawtell, B. N.

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Date: August 12, 1847
Extent: 2p
Summary:The following document is a letter written by Ben Sawtell in Memphis to his niece Mary C. Porter, dated August 12, 1847. The letter is a brief note in which Sawtell extends his love to his niece and to her brother Edward.
Collection:Porter-Rice Family Letters MS-154 (letters 1846-1849)

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Memphis Aug 12th 1847
Dear Niece.

I wrote you a letter sometime ago also one to Ed. [Edward] which I hope you have recieved [received] by this time I hope you will soon answer it. I am not very well now Give my love to Ed. [Edward] also to your 2 cousins those girls particular. Girls here are all very well. I reckon you have found some young man there which takes the shine off of the Boys of the Sunny South or Far

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West but we are all some pumpkins here I tell you. I wrote to your Father yesterday. Best to [added: respect] him and your Mother. [added: Latin] Meus amor [added: my love] to Ed. [Edward] also totus meus amor robis meus [added: all my love to you my] Niece Mary. Mother is not well. Answer that letter just as soon as you get it. Tell Ed. [Edward] to write I have not received any letters from him.

Believe me ever your sincere Friend and Uncle
To Miss Mary C Porter from Uncle BenKindness of Miss Sally Hicks B. [Ben] N. Sawtell Esq [Esquire]

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