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Title:[Letter] 1842 Dec. 26, Louisvill[e] [KY] [to] Geo[rge] W[ashington] House, Nashville, Tenn[essee] / John A Burk : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Burk, John A

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Date: December 26, 1842
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from John A. Burk to George W. House, dated December 26, 1842. He discusses patient care.
Collection:Orr Collection IV-J-2

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Louisvill [Louisville] Dec [December] 26th 1842

I Rec [Recieved] your letter this morning wich maid [which made] me laff [laugh] to think what fools their ar [there are] tell the Doc [Doctor] Robson he must eat 2 before he becomes a christan [christian] and then he must keep it up fore [four] night and then he must take [unclear: som bun tea ] to work it off and then he will be a Doctor of the first order all this is nothing but tell the Doctor if was to crack a [unclear: samson ] and then find out what it was he all provibility [probability] he would not live twenty fore [four] hours for exsiment [excitement] would kill him shour [sure] their fore [therefore] you must not tell the Doctor but give him my best complement and tell him we must leave him in the dark at least at the Present keep them all in the dark I will send you plenty of pills and doe [do] the thing that is rite [right] with you treat all my pashents [patients] well and you shall mak [make] plenty dont you give 1 of the samson at the [unclear: risk ]of your life to any body and dont sho [show] them to any wone [anyone] I rote [wrote] you last week and that will keep you tell I send let me hear from you take good kier [care] that they dont steel [steal] som of your pills you shall hear from me soune [soon] send word how many samson you have

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on hand they will keep us from want in this life and your sweet son also but of you doe show them to any boddy [body] I never will forgive you in life I will treat [added: you] like a Gentleman if I sho [show] them to any boddy in this wourld [world] it shall be you and that is a nuff [enough] for you to no [know]— dont send to william for what he owes I will see him in the spring — my daughter is in a low state of helth [health] and that will keep me hear [here] this winter — give my best Respects to Mr Ferguson and all the famley [family] also to Mr Bedford tell him I think I have got home in time to save my chaild [child] and that is more then all the world to me god bles [bless] my friends and also my enemies but I no of none and if you hear them spake ill [speak ill] of me draw back and with them and beshoure [be sure] you keep them down and let them rise no more I am at work for you no news

John A Burk

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Jn [John] A BurkLousvill Decmr [December] /42

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Geo. W. [George Washington] House Nashville Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Recd Thursday Morning Dec 29/42
answd [answered] '' '' '' '' '' —]

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