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Title:[Letter] 1840 Oct. 5, Jackson, Ten[nessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten [nessee] / Robert Chester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chester, Robert

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Date: October 5, 1840
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Robert Chester to his daughter, Mary Jane Chester, on October 5, 1840. In the letter, Robert expresses his anxieties about Mary Jane's health, and has decided to have her aunt go to Columbia, Tennessee, to get her and bring her home. He also discusses a visit to his family by Andrew Jackson.
Collection:Chester Family Papers MS 25

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Jackson Ten [Tennessee] 5 Octr 40 [October 1840]}
[added: Paid 18 3/4] Robt [Robert] J Chester Answered
Miss Mary Jane Chester Care of Saml [Samuel] P. Walker Esq [Esquire] Columbia Ten [Tennessee]
[added: 5 Octr [October] 1840]

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[added: T T The The 27 T The]

Jackson Ten [Tennessee] The5th Octr 40 [October 1840]
My Dear Child

We feel disposed to scold you for not writing — Only one letter in four weeks, and you have been Sick too — Mr Walkers last proved to be succeeded by a nother [another] very soon, now ten days are passed & we have no letter

All this could be bourn [borne], if we knew you were well, The great uncertainty of your silence on is what so much distresses us — Tomorrow is The last day we can wait, that mail must bring us a letter

I will give you, What I know will be agreeable intelligence to you — On next Friday your Aunt Narcissa starts to Columbia to see you & perhaps to bring you home, she would start to day but General Jackson reached here yesterday eveng [evening], she wishes to stay with him untill [until] after the 8 or the 9th. She will start, so you may expect her on Tuesday — 13th

We have to say, that as The session is so far advanced, that you do not comence [commence] school untill [until] you hear again from us, indeed if the Chills continue to afflict you, you must

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come home — We know you Can do no good at learning when you are shaking well the [unclear: agree ] — Genl [General] Jackson will return here by the way of Columbia , yr [your] ma says you must not only see him, but get well acquainted with him — She says also that Cate Soften is to married on Thursday week to a Dr [Doctor] Jones from Middle Tennessee — You must cheer up Keep your spirits good dont be gloomy because you are a little Sick

Mr Brinkley will go up with your Aunt N [Narcissa] — Your mother, Brother & Sister unite me in love to you — and beg you to [unclear: turn ] all your kind friends our kind regards.

Write when you receive this

God bless you my childYour affectionate Father
Robt [Robert] J Chester
[added: Your ma says she hopes you have flannel & that you must not wear your clothes tight Your health is above all pride —]

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