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Title: [Letter] 1841 June 18, Columbia Female Institute [to] Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Jackson, Tennessee / M[ary] J[ane] Chester: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chester, Mary Jane

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Date: June 18, 1841
Extent: 2p
Summary:The following document is a letter dated June 18, 1841, from Mary Jane Chester to her mother Elizabeth Chester. In the letter, Mary Jane expresses anticipation about returning home soon, and she also discusses her upcoming examination.
Collection:Chester Family Papers MS-25 (May/Jun 1841)

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Columbia Female InstituteJune 18th 1841
My dear Mama.

It is now only two weeks until I see you, then Oh how very happy I expect to be. But it does not seem possible that I should go home again because I have been so long from you all to tell you the truth Mama when I left home I thought that I never would return. O! Mama you do not know how happy I feel whenever I think about home. Tell Aunt and brother that I am looking very anxiously for them, I have just received a letter from Cousin Dick saying that I expect them on Friday week, but that will be one day too late for the Examination as Bishop Otey has persuaded Mr Smith to have three days examination instead of two — it will commence on that day (Friday week) and continue until Wednesday; so you see that will give us so much more time so display our knowledge. Please write me any how one more letter befor [before] I return. I shall offer no excuses for my short letter, as you know how much my time is occupied at present.

Give my love to Papa, the Children, all my Relations. Tell Bet that she must write to me, that [added: I] answered her last letter and directed it to New Orleans , Give my love to her also.

Your ever afft. [affectionate] Daughter
M J [Mary Jane] Chester

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postmark for June 21
Mrs Elizabeth Chester Jackson Tennessee
[added: Mary Jane Chester
18 June 1841]

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