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Title:[Letter] 1838 Nov. 5, Ross' Landing, Ten[nessee] [to] Mr. C[harles] F. Welcker, Talladega, Ala[bama] / A[lbert] S. Lenoir : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Lenoir, Albert S.

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Date: November 5, 1838
Extent: 4 p
Summary:This document is a letter dated November 5, 1838, from Albert S. Lenoir at Ross' Landing, Tennessee to his brother-in-law Charles Frederick Welcker in Talladega, Alabama. Albert discusses his personal business and that of the family, and he also talks of going soon to Roane County. He also mentions the building of a Georgia railroad.
Collection:Welcker Papers
Box:MS-12, b2

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Ross' Landing Ten [Tennessee] Novr [November] 5th 1838
Dear Sir

Your kind letter of about the 23rd Septr. [September] was recd. [received] some time since & should have been answered sooner, but business & absence from home must has prevented it

I gladly accept your proposition to continue a more regular correspondence, and from present appearance I will not be likely soon again to offer business as an excuse for not writing, as I am now out of any kind__ my dear old uncle, Sam, stoped [stopped] my per diem allowance on the 31st October & I am now, as the boatsmen say "lying on my oars."

I was at Roane Court & at your Mother week before last_ the family were all well, Henry & DeWitt had both been unwell but had recovered._ Frederick started to Arkansas about two weeks ago, which the family did not know when I saw them__ They were then expecting that probably all the family would be together about the last of this month, as they had heard that you & Lewis were both coming about that time, & I promise to take Catherine up.

Times in the Ocoee District are becoming quite dull, all the troops are gone except a few at the Agency, perhaps our company_ & all the Indians except about 1500 are on their way West, & they are

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to start very shortly, & the absence of both these evils together with the lowness of the waters will have a tendency to produce quite dull times_ but the opening of the land Office in Cleveland this day will probably create some excitement_ I dont expect to trouble the office much myself_ I have been buying town property in this place for a speculation & from present appearances it may turn out a bad speculation.

Our prospects have recd. a damper from the report of the Engineer for the Ga. [Georgia] Rail Road being rather against us_ he reports favourably [favorably] of the mouth of Chickamauga , a few miles above this, but we still have hopes of its being made to this place_ We have an older charter for a Rail Road than the one given to Ga. which will likely bring us in collision with Ga if she goes to the river at a different point. Catherine wishes to be rembered [remembered] to you & Mrs W. [Welcker] and says she is sorry to learn that she will not have her company in Roane this fall & she wishes to know if Margaret Elizabeth is coming up with you.

Our little family are in tolerable health, our little daughter now a few days over 9 months old is very stout & hearty, and is certainly the loveliest little creature we ever saw__ we have never heard the name of yours_

Will this place be in your route to Roane, if so we could probably go to gether [together] from here,

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if we do not travel too slowly for you__ Our [unclear: Puss ] is so large & heavy we will have to haul her up.

Novr 6th

We are all well_ The mail will be closed shortly, & I must close

A. [Albert] S. Lenoir
Mr C. F. [Charles Frederick] Welcker

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Ross Landing Te [Tennessee]6 Nov.
[added: 12 1/2]
Mr. C F. Welcker Taladega [Talladega] Ala [Alabama]
[added: Mail]

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