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Title:[Letter] 1836 Jul. 14, Nashville Academy, [Tennessee] [to] Lucy [L. C. Bailey] / Ann M[aria] Bryon : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Bryon, Ann Maria

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Date: July 14, 1836
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Ann Maria Bryon to Lucy L. C. Bailey on July 14, 1836. In the letter, Ann tells Lucy about her school, the Nashville Academy, and that it will have 30 new students, making 100 students total attending school there. She also informs Lucy that she will send her some flowers the next opportunity she has.
Collection:Lucy Bailey Papers
Folder:Correspondence A M Whitfield

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Nashville Academy July 14th 1836
My Sweet Cousin Lucy

It is merely for the sake of writing that I commence this for I have no news worth writing I can only tell you of the School and what has transpired since I saw you last Well after I returned to Cousins on fryday [Friday] I staied [stayed] there untill [until] Sunday on Saturday Cousin Edwin Bryan came to Cousins he said that he believes you were all well nothing more particular — on Sunday we left ther [there] after six oclock and got here 1/2 after 12 School commenced Tuesday and I have been going ever since our School will be very much crowded this Session I expect. There is about 30 new Scholars besides the Old one but I hardly expect there will be more than 100 that came last Session that will come this Miss Judd one of the assistants quit 2 or 3 day before School commenced the trustees have got another though that is quite as good a Miss Fall Oh! I must not forget to tell you that I have gone up 1 class higher. I see little Jane Dalney every Day My Dear Cousin I have told you all and it is getting late besides I have writen [written] so many letters this evening that my is begining [beginning] to fail I got 8 letters the day I got here and I have answered nearly all of them so Il'e clos [I will close] this very poorly composed & badly Scribbled letter give my love to all the family a kiss to the little Andrew & his father & mother for me Do write soon

{ I remain ever loving Cousin until Death
Ann M [Maria] Bryon
to the care of The Crutcher
Miss L, L, M, C, B. Bailey
[added: I send the mobile flowers that I promised tell Cousin Mary that I saw Catherine & Jane West they said they would give me some of the hollihocs [hollyhocks] seed that Carnation pink [unclear: vanigated ] will not go to seed it is too young so I cant [can not] fulfil my promise]

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