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Title:[Letter] 1841, Feb. 17 [to] James A Woods, Nashville, Tenn[essee] / John R. Branch : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Branch, John R.

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Date: February 17, 1841
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter form John R. Branch to James A. Woods dated February 17, 1841. Branch apologizes for not having written back in a while. He writes how much he and his wife Josephine miss James. He also mentions his interest in a local trial.
Collection:Woods Family

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Live Oak February 17th, 1841My Dear Jim

Your letter of the 10th of January was received a few days since and should have been answered immediately but owing to the indirect communication between this country and Orleans I postponed writing until Mr. Southall was about to leave and therefore commit this to [added: his] charge with directions to forward it to Nashville in the event of his not finding you in New Orleans .

Josephine and myself are both disappointed that your visit to us has been [unclear: given ] [added: out] but excuse you [unclear: very ] readily (what you say by way of apology I suppose) that your father wishes you at home it is certainly perfectly right and proper that you should remain with him particularly as he desires it. we purposed to [unclear: left ] for

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North Carolina by this time but business and the pressing solicitations of our friends have detained us we now expect to be off in a week.Their [There] has been a very interesting trial going on in our Court which has had my attention A man by the name of Sedwith was indicted for being a principal in the second degree in the murder of [unclear: Gen ] Read and after a long trial has been found guilty of murder. This you must know is very gratifying to me. I had taken deep interest in it and was very desirous that he should be convicted in this I have succeeded to my utmost wish.

Josephine often wishes you were with us and sends her love to you

Your friend
John R Branch
[added: I have directed Southall if you are not in Orleans to direct to Nashville, to show you that I complied with your request]

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[added: 25]

James A Woods Esq [Esquire] Nashville Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Replied to Apr [April] 2nd 1842]

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