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Title:[Letter] 1841 Jan. 22, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Elizabeth Chester / M[ary] J[ane] Chester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chester, Mary Jane

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Date: January 22, 1841
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on January 22, 1841. In the letter, Mary apologizes for not being able to write a longer letter, but she is busy preparing for her examination.
Collection:Chester Family Papers MS 25 (January 1841)

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Columbia Tennessee January th 1841
My dear Mama

As I have not written to you before this week, and you know I promised to write every week. I will write you a few, yes very few lines. To keep you from thinking that I am sick. O [Oh]! my dear Mama you do not know how very busy I am. I will write you immediately after the examination, and tell you what kind of a one I stood; which I hope will be a good one.

Your affectionate Daughter
M. J. [Mary Jane] Chester
Mrs Elizabeth Chester
[added: P. S. [Post Script] I have not received a letter from home for three or four weeks. Do write soon. O [Oh]! I forgot to say that Cousin Elen Walker has a fine son. I have not had the pleasure of seeing his lordship yet. I beleive [believe] that they have not named him.]

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post mark for January 22
Mrs Elizabeth Chester Jackson Tennessee
[added: 22 Jany [January] 1841]

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