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Title: [Letter] 1819 Oct. 27, Claiborne C[oun]ty, Ten[n]essee [to an unknown] Crockett / [Andrew Crockett?] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Crockett, Andrew

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Date: October 27, 1819
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter, dated October 27, 1819, presumed to be from Andrew Crockett in Claiborne County, TN, to one of his brothers. In the letter, Andrew talks of ironworks and discourages his brother from getting involved in the business. The page is torn off at the bottom, making it unclear to whom the letter is written.
Collection:Andrew Crockett Papers II-J-5

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Claiborne Cty [County] Tenessee [Tennessee] the 27th october 1819
Dr [Dear] Brother

I embrace the opportunity of writing to you informing you that we are all in Reasonable health at present I have been in Wythe County and Returnd [Returned] home a few Days ago and bought 2 forge hamers [hammers] at poplarcamp furnace the Drouth has been so grat [great] in that Cuntry [Country] that Near all the Iron works are stopt [stopped] I Recd [Received] a letter from you a few Days before I left home in september brother Robert promised to wright [write] you an answer he faild [failed] to do so in Respect of you Cuming [Coming] to make Iron I do Not think it would be profitable for two Reasons vz [viz.] — the Coaling ought to be Don [Done] before Cold weather Chiefly [gap] in this Cuntry [Country] than [gap]

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