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Title:[Letter] 1835 Mar. 23, Nashville [TN] [to] Sarah B. Hamilton, Russelville, Kentucky / Oscar Hamilton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Hamilton, Oscar

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Date: March 23, 1835
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from Oscar Hamilton to his mother Sarah Hamilton, dated March 23, 1835. He complaines a lot about how Kentucky is not a fun place to visit. He thinks that the people are too concerned with religion and earning money. He also gives brief updates on family and friends.
Collection:Orr Collection IV-J-2

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Nashville March 23 1835
Dear Mother

As Mr Roberts is in [unclear: town ] and I Suppose he will leave for Russellville in a few days I take this opportunity of dropping you a few lines [unclear: mearly ] to let you Know that Brother and Myself are well and hearty Mr Lafland has been Elected cashier of the Branch Bank of the Planters & Meca [added: n] icks of Tennessee at Memphis and he told [unclear: me ] Some days Since the [unclear: Intended ] writing to you to Know if you would not come and Stay with [unclear: Lucy ] [added: to keep her from Running crazy] while he was absent to the East on business for the Bank but I suppose as the Spring is Just opening and [gap] It would not be [gap]

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I Expect If nothing happens I will visit Ky [Kentucky] this Summer but what time I cannot Say I should like to visit Kentucky at the Election or some Ball or when there Is more Excitement then common For the People of Ky think so much of making money that they never studdy [study] how to spend it and they are always at work and do not [added: even] take time to have a christmas Frolic or a Party dance but you are all Religious in that Section of country and I must make [unclear: allowence ] for Christians. But I am In hopes that by the time I visit Kentucky that they will find some more Pleasing amusement for strangers than sending them to church Every day In the week on Sunday too and gorging them with gospel and hymes [hymns]. I Intend to send some or bring Some western Songsters and [gap]

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give my love to My Brothers and dear Sister Tell them that they must write to me frequently that I am alwaws [always] glad to hear from them If it is only a [gap] lines give My love [gap] all my Inqui Relations and Inquiring Friends In general Brother Mortimer Sends his love to you and Family. Tell Aunt Mariah that Step wishes to Receive a letter from her verry [very] much Tell Charles that I hope to See the fruits of his labours wen [labors when] I come home and that they may be Plentiful and [unclear: Choice ] Except of my love as a token of obedience and affection

your Dutiful Son
Oscar Hamilton M. D. [Medical Doctor]

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Mrs. Sarah B. Hamilton RusselvilleKentucky
[added: Politeness of
Mr Roberts]

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