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Title: [Letter] 1839 Aug. 30, Nashville, [to] Robert Woods, Tyrus Springs, Tennessee / James Woods : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Woods, James

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Date: August 30, 1839
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written from James Woods in Nashville to his brother Robert Woods, dated August 30, 1839. The majority of the letter concerns a Major Norvill who has become quite ill, and James reports that he is taking calomel to treat his illness.
Collection:Woods Family

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Nashville Augt. [August] 30th 1839
Brother Robert,

Majr [Major] Norvill is quite Sick, he came in Town on Monday Morning, he was taken very unwell soon after getting in and had to ritourn [return] home, he has been closely Confined to his Bed and his diseas [disease] growing worse up to the present time, for as yet his Medecine [Medicine] has had no effect, on but little, he had a sevear [severe] Chill on Tuesday which last two hours, no chill since, his stomac [stomach] very [unclear: unstable ] dificult [difficult] to get anything to lay on it, think his Phisicians [Physicians] consider his situation critical, Dr. Kelly calld. [called] in Dr. Irving Yesterday evening, his case is conjestive [congestive] Fever, on tending that way, he has a [unclear] [unclear: Constitution ], he is yet strong and I have hops [hopes] will recover, I havennt herd [haven't heard] either of the Doctrs [Doctors] express any decidid [decided] opinion about on his case, Dr Kelly told me this morning that his pulse was better then it had been since he was attacked, but still the medecine [medicine] did not have its effect— I will write you again tomorrow and let you know what change, if any, takes place —

Mr Erwin is at his post, and has his Son to do the active business about the Bank —

Nothing from Br. [Brother] Joseph that I know of Since you left home, except a Letter to your Son James Contents of which I suppose has been comunicated [communicated] to you.

If I hear anything further from Mr. Norvill before it is time to mail this, will add a postscript—

Vy [Very] Truley [Truly]
James Woods

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P.S. [Post Script] I [unclear: See ] Dr. Kelly this evening, at 11 Oclock today he says Majr [Major] Norvill's Simptoms [Symptoms] were all more favourable [favorable], says he has taken 300 grains Calomel Since Monday, 100 of which last night, rather Strang doasing [Strange dosing] — You will hear from me again tomorrow — J.W [James Woods]

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[added: single]

Robert Woods Esqr. [Esquire] Tyrus Springs Tennessee

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