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Title: [Letter] 1815 Sep. 18, Swan Pond, Tennessee [to] James G[ettys] M[cGready] Ramsey, Washington College [near Jonesboro] Tennessee / F[rancis] A[lexander] Ramsey : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Ramsey, Francis Alexander

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Date: September 18, 1815
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Francis A. Ramsey to his son, James, dated September 18, 1815. The letter is also for another son, possibly William Baine Alexander Ramsey. James is attending Washington College. Francis expresses concern that he has not yet heard from his son. He mentions some news of the family and neighbors at Swan Pond. Francis requests that James write to him to tell him how James is planning to travel home at the end of the term. Francis regrets that he has no money to send James at this time.
Collection:Ramsey Papers
Box:MS 253, B1
Document: sc219

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Swan pond September 18, 1815
My Dear Sons)

we have been very anxious about you for some time past, not having heard any thing from you since your better by Mr Brails __ Mr McCall came here yesterday, which has given me an unexpected opportunity of writing to you__ your [unclear: Ma ] has been [gap] at the yellow Spring got home last [unclear: Tuesday ] morning, appears to have got benefit by the water there, Grand Pa has had as good health as well the rest well _ _ your Uncle some what better, old Robert Patton died the 4th instant__ no other alterations in the neighborhood I expected to have heard from you before now to have known what way you expected to get home at the end of the present [gap] whether you would get horses or whether I must send [gap] to you ___ I have now no money or I would have Sent by the present opportunity_ enclosed is a letter to Mr Carmichail , I want you to go over to him perhaps he may give you some money upon it_ you can go this week and if he fails let me know by mail next week I would have [gap] mail before now but was about last week bringing Ma home __ My Dear Sons remember a Fathers [unclear: anxiety ] for your being good and doing good By Ma and the rest I am joined in prescribing Our Tinderest [Tenderest] affections to you both_ may god of his infinite Mercy Bless you both is the earnest Prayer of your anxious and affectionate Father

FA [Francis Alexander] Ramsey
[added: P.S. [Post Script] present our Friendly Salutations to the [unclear: Family ] where you live also to [unclear: Tel ]]

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James G MG [Gettys McGready] Ramsey [unclear: located at ] Washington College Tennessee
[added: By the [unclear: politeness ] of
Mr Patterson ]

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