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Title:[Letter] 1833 Aug. 18, Mouth of Poplar Creek [to] Geo[rge] L. Welcker, W[est] Point, New York / Cha[rle]s F. Welcker: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Welcker, Charles

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Date: August 18, 1833
Extent: 4p
Summary:The following document is a letter dated August 18, 1833, written by Charles F. Welcker in East Tennessee to his brother George L. Welcker in West Point, New York. Charles writes to inform his brother of the latest news from home, including the results of recent elections and an update on the well-being of friends and family.
Collection:Welcker Papers

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Mouth of Poplar Creek Aug. [August] 18th 1833
Dear Brother

I sit down this good sabbath day to write you a letter, we have waited thus long for the happening of certain events that we might give you a full account of as I Should have written sooner among other things the collection of that money at Huntsville is one which is not yet Accomplished however Col [Colonel] [unclear: Brandon ] has written that it is ready in his hand and will be transmitted by mail so soon as he receives the proper authority which has recently been sent him but as yet no return although there has been time for it to have been down. The elections is another [added: the results of] which I will give you in as brief a manner as possible. Blair is repr. [representative] to Congr. [Congress] in the 1st Dest. [District] beating Genl. [General] Carter about 11 & Tom Arnold 25 hundred votes Carter knocked Arnold off the stump whilst he was making a speech a short time before the Elections Bunch in the 2nd beating Cocket Lea in the 3 beating Joseph Williams & Finley Gellespie [unclear: standofer ] is our representative beating Green 1100 & some add votes & so an Cal Vernon beat [unclear: Brazzeal ] for sennate [senate]

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by a great majority I know not how much In the Knoxville district Spencer Jarnagan is the [unclear: membr [member] ] for repr. [representative] stocton is our membr [member] beating John W. Wester 240 & Buchn. [Buchanan] upwards of 400 Votes Gilliland declined & gave his support to Stocton or Wester would have been him The most essential of those members you will no doubt have heard from before this reaches you & also those of the western members to Congress however the first account was that Fitzgerald was one of the delegates from this state but am of the last Nashville papers contradicts that report & declares Davy Crockett the man by a majority of 49 votes

I will Quit this Epistle & give you something else that you will probably feel more interested in. I have seen & heard from Wm. [William] H. Love occationally [occasionally] he was the last account well & selling judge Mitchell's Book I received a letter from J Mitchell yesterday he and his friends were all well there is [unclear: some ] little Cholera in that County Though there has been none in E Tenn [East Tennessee] yet at least there is a great deal of skepticism about its being in Knoxville & in Kingston the only two

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places that it has been said to be which are any way near us Henry is doing well in Kingston at school & Catharine is also advancing with her studies Very well & seems to have some taste for painting Father talks of sending them both to Knoxville after this session is out. &c [et cetera] Frederick is also doing finely & was in good health 4 days ago we are all well though a few months ago Mother had a spell of spiting [spitting]Blood to which you know she is occationally [occasionally] subject & which [unclear] her very much but at present her health is pretty much restored we received two letters [gap] you one a short time before & the other after your annual examination both of which were very satisfactory besides two reports of the board of visitor, one from you & the other from the war [unclear: dept. [department] ] Things generally seem to be getting along here about as usual I shall start on the morrow in company with James Francis & samuel McCally to the Creek purchase in Acre I have rented my miles & farm for 4 years they are neither a source of much income or satisfaction to me I have temperarially [temporarily] disposed of them to Father and will dispose of them finally if possible

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I am going to this country for the purpose of getting into some kind of business that does not require a capital to commence when this is accomplished I will write and inform you of everything I can accept the respects on well wishes of all [added:

Mr. Geo. [George] L. Welcker Esqr. [Esquire]Military Academy W. [West] Point New York mail

Your friends Brother & sisters Your parents and also this hasty but sincere assure of the love and esteem of your Brother

Chas [Charles] F Welcker
To Geo [George] L. Welcker

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