Tennessee Documentary History
  Multiple Collection Search     View bookbag 
your bookbag has 0 items 

Title:[Letter] 1817 Sep. 30, Plainfield, North Carolina [to] James M. King, Rutherford County, Tennessee / Ann Eliza King : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:King, Ann Eliza

This work is the property of The Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text. For all other use contact The Albert Gore Research Center, P.O. Box 193, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.

Date: September 30, 1817
Extent: 3p
Summary:A letter dated September 30th 1817 from Ann Aliza King, writing from Plainfield, North Carolina to her cousin James Moore King in Rutherford County, Tennessee. She urges him to find a wife, and offers hope on finding an appropriate bride.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence 1813, 1815-1817

Page [1]  view page image

Mr. James M. King

Tennessee Rutherford CountyMurfriesboroug [Murfreesboro]FromAnn Elija King was a Parrish Ann Eliza King Plainfield, N.C. [North Carolina]
[added: Lam[p]s on C H V 24 OCTT [October] [Oct.] 1817][added: speaks of Grany Pa De Vane This would make a pistol of Mr. R. Knifes]

Page [2]  view page image

Plainfield [added: N.C.]
Sept 30 [added: th] 1817 Cousin James, Mr [Mister], King Your favor of the 12 [added: th]of last month would have been acknowledge , [added: d] before [added: now] but from a hope, I entertained, of giving you some favourable account of my embasy. I saw a number of toerable [tolerable] handsome girls, last Sunday at church, but I am sorry to say that ( I think) none of the Sampson sayes [says] will sute [suite] you, and I shall bee [be] under the cruel necessity of leaving my own County, to look for a fine girl in one of the ajoining Countyes [counties]. I am sorry to learn that you not with such a loss, as to loose yours first choice, but perhaps you may get one that will suite you better, you must remember the old proverb, (all is not gold that shines) I am rejoined to have that you are tired of Batchelors life theres enough of them in our family already. [unclear: ] The family are all well at present, but I know not how many of us will live to see you, for we are dropping of [off]one by one Grandpa Devane [added: King] and Brother Jack[added: Father of Margaret De Vance , Mother of Van R. King !]

Page [3]  view page image

Parish, have left us to join the dear friends that are gone before them. by these events, we have sustained the deprevation of great comforts, but our loss is their insffable [insuffrable] gain, they are in the bosome [bosom]of their father and their God, these are among the common calamities of life, resignation to the dispensations of providence, and gratitude for all the blessings left us, are indispensable duties. You say you had a long and lonesome journey, on your return home. I hope when you next travel it, it may be shortned [shortened], and you highly entertained, by the [added: conversation &] smiles of a lovely, and affectionate wife.

except my thanks for your kind present, I knew not to hoame [whome] I was indebted, for this mark of esteem, untill your letter infomed [informed] me. their is no knews [news] in circulation, worth relating.

My best love to your Mother, and my best respects to J. Blackman. I know you will find me a very enertantaining [entertaining] Correspondent,

yours very affectionately
Ann Aliza King [added: Mr. James M. King]

A product of DLPS
To comment or inquire about content, contact UTK Special Collections
To report errors, contact UTK Special Collections