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Title:[Letter] 1807 Sep. 17 [to] Peter Hardeman, Franklin, Tennessee / P. Perkins : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Perkins, P.

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Date: September 17, 1807
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated September 17, 1807 from P. Perkins to his cousin Peter Hardeman in Franklin, Tennessee. In the letter, Perkins tells Hardeman of a fever that he and many people in his area are suffering from. Also in the letter, he asks Hardeman to join him on a northern speculation trip for slaves.
Collection:Hardeman Family Papers

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Judge Lewis September 17th 1807 Cousin Peter ,

I have but little to say to you present times dull and if is very sickly perhaps thesickelyest [sickliest] season the inhabitants have experienced for some years we have had our own experience of the season hear it has been not uncommon for seven & eight at a time down with the fever god knows I had it seventeen days pretty high but by the aid of three physicians I have had the good fortune to save my life so far but am not yet well, telo [tell] cousin John Hardeman that I have recd [received] 7 dollars form [from] Benj [Benjamin]. Stephens for him and recd [received] to him for that amt [amount]. stephens says that he thinks that the whole he owes I expect I shall set out with Mrs. Perkins for Tennessee on or about the first of november I shall set out for [unclear: Tornbechee ] in a few days and as soon as I return I set out if I can get money enough I shall

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endeavour to go northwardly on some speculation or other either buying negroes or merchandise tho [though] I rather expect the former I would be very glad we could go to gether [together]__ but stop I have not the money yet__ I will say more when I get it__ my best wishes to uncle Hardeman tell him I have [unclear: that child ] his grand Daughter a thing unexpected no doubt__ Mr Bennit wishes you to find out whether his wife is in the state or not and if convenient get the Testimony of some person to that effect__ I think they never will live to gether [together] again if so they had better both have a divorce he says he never will be done serving you if you do it but you can Judge of the matter best Mrs. Perkins joins me in love to you

I m Dr Sir [I am Dear Sir] yours with every attention
P. Perkins

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[added: NATCHEZ *Sep-22]

Mr Peter Hardeman
[added: mail 25]

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