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Title:[Letter] 1829 May 13, Cropland [to] Issac Butler, Murfreesborough, Tennessee / John Butler: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Butler, John

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Date: May 13, 1829
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter dated may 13, 1829 from John Butler to his father Issac Butler. He expresses wishes of well-being for his father, and a desire to hear from him soon.
Collection:James Moore King papers Correspondence 1829

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Alexandria La [Louisiana] may 11th

Capt [Captain] Issac Butler Murfreesborough Tennessee
From John W. Butler 1829 [added: 25] [added: mal [mail]]

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May 13th 1829
Dear Father

Whar [What] an unuterable [unutterable] pleasure whould [would] it be to me, if I could say that my pen was now grasped to answer a fond letter from you assuring a far aistant [assistant] but affectionate son that all were well, or that fortune had not blessed you with good health; for it is better to learn within than remain for months in a state of entire suspence [suspense]; of ace the evils to which the mind of man is addicted there are [unclear: more ] so tormenting, so insupportable as that of deep and unatterable [unutterable] suspence; and that too which could be mentioned by the recitation of thee words all are well

I returned to this place from New Orleans on yesterday a few days before my departure for that place I added you a letter to sister, from whome [whom] I fondly hoped on my return to have receive an answer to some of my previous letters in this and excitment [excitement] has succeded [succeeded].

Not knowing at that time what regular course would be adopted as to my future movements; nothing was said

Lover I have abandoned steam boating, because it is a pursuit or occupation entirely too precarious and unskilled for a young man to make any calculations as to the profits of less labour [labor]; for he is at all times subject to lapes which perhaps would in one day occurance [occurrence] that he had occumulated [accumulated] in a month.

I have formed a resolution to commense [commence] at the sunday of neudi-cine which I can do with every possible advantage, and with but

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a small expense. I think that with my capital I will enabled to attend a regular course of Lectures; though economy must be observed, I will need about 18 months there and then go on to Lexington or Cincinate [Cincinatti]

Uncle W will leave this for the north in the course of ten or fifteen days, we continue plates on spending this Summer at the White Sulpher Springs in Virginia ; which he thinks will be of material advantages to his complaint, he has written the last three months been at the point of what service times with the Rheumatism combined with the gout, his family will company service.

Thomas is still at Hynsons his health is good, he is getting along I think very well; and there is but little doubt but that he will with his present economy accumulate a handsome property in a few years, he had been badly treated with respect to his Legacy, has not as yet received it in full, he has judge Overtons note for 200 dollars, has recived [received] a share from Hydor and drew a draft on Henry Overton a few days ago for the valance, He has become much attached to this country and with it Avanier incolales.

Cousin Thomas is still on Cropland , his health at the is not very good at this time, he complains of a pain in his side & the back ache, the fore runners of old age

It was with much astonishment that shares the condice of your ex governor, who I think had vilified and disgraced himself in the eyes of the whole humane race, I am all most ashamed to hail from a state, whose Govenor [Governor] has thus [unclear: bereaved ] himself and the State

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Rupieve is getting quite sickly on account of the unusually cold weather, Spring is later this season than it has been known for many years, Planters have generally a poor stave of cotton.

I have nothing more worth your attention except it is that you will give me an answer to this as soon as possible, I had the promise of letter from W.O. Moore on his return to Tennessee , but have not as yet been favoured [favored] with it.

Present me respectfully to Mother, sister Capt [Captain] King, Lady, Children and to all my enquiring friends and accept for yourself the [unclear: filiae ] affection of a dutiful son

John Butler
[added: Capt [Captain] Isacc Butler PS. direct yours to Alexd [Alexandria] J.W. Butler ]

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