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Title:[Letter] 1833 Feb 15, Pebblehill Academy, Jefferson, Ten[nessee] [to] Mrs. Jane M. Foster, Nashville, Tennessee / Robert C. Foster, Jr.: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Foster, Robert C., Jr.

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Date: February 15, 1833
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Robert C. Foster, Jr. to his mother Jane M. Foster, dated February 15, 1833. The younger Foster writes that he misses his mother and hopes that she will get better as she appears to be suffering from cholera.
Collection:Foster Family
Box:Correspondence R. C. Foster

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Pebblehill Academy February 15th 1833
Dear Mother,

I was very sorry that I did not find a letter in the Post Office from some one of you, but Henry Crabb received a letter from his Mother, and I was very glad to hear, that the Cholera was not as bad as it has been: it was reported that there was a few cases of the Cholera in Murfreesborough [Murfreesboro] , but I believe that it is a mistake.

I was in Murfreesborough [Murfreesboro] on Saturday last and Aunt Peggy Taylor gave me the stocks which you had the kindness to send me; the velvet one was a great deal too large, but the other one fitted me pretty well.

Nothing would please me more than to receive a letter from you My Dear Mother, but knowing that you are generally unwell, I do not want you to write when you are unwell, for fear that you would fatigue yourself, but I hope that you will write to me before I return.

I want to see you all very much in deed, and you in particular, since I left home, I have found out since I have been up here that there's no place like Home; I lik [like] Mr. & Mrs Black very well and I think that they are very fine people and they have treated me very well.

The session is only five weeks longer. I am very well. Give my love to all the family. Tell Mr. Douglass that Henry and John are well. Tell Father that he must answer my letter,

I am your affectionate Son
Robert C. Foster Jr.

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R. [Robert]C. FosterPebble HillAcademy 1833
Jefferson Ten [Tennessee] Feby [February] 16th Mrs Jane M. Foster Care of E. H. Foster Esq [Esquire] Nashville Tennessee

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