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Title:[Letter] 1803 Feb. 1 [to] John McKnitt Alexander, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina / Peggy A. Ramsey : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Ramsey, Peggy A.

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Date: February 1, 1803
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Peggy A. Ramsey dated February 1, 1803. The letter is to her grandfather, John McKnitt Alexander. Peggy writes about studying the Bible and letter writing. She reports having finished her shorter catechism. She also mentions that her family has suffered from the whooping cough.
Collection:Ramsey Papers
Box:MS 253, B1
Document: sc217

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February 1st 1803 __Dear Grand papa

I am happy to hear that you think me worth enquiring enquiring after in my papa's Letter I am Sorry to let you see that I am So poor [unclear: aproficient ] in the art of writing but I have not wrote to dozen of [unclear: leavs ] at School yet but I have wrote at home Some of the time Since you were here as you directed me I am a reading in my Testament and I have got my Shorter catechism for which my papa thought I merited a new Saddle, which he got me, for which I can accompany him to me [added: e] ting, I wish I may be found worthy to make that improvement of my priviledges [privileges] that will be required of me that I may I request your prayers for I read in my Testament that the effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man a [unclear: saileth ] much, my brothers sister and my Self have the hooping [whooping] Cough I remain Honoured [Honored]

Sir yours affectionately[added: John Mcknitt A Ramsey ]

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[added: from Peggy A. Ramsey dated feby [february] 1. 1803 recd [received] the 13th____]

John McKnitt Alexander Esquire; Mecklenburg County ; North Carolina .
[added: by Mr Callin ]

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