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Title:[Letter] ca. 1831, [to] William / James Moore King : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:King, James Moore

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Date: ca. 1831
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter written ca. 1831, presumably from James Moore King; the recipient is only identified by William. The letter consists of adulation, and highly descriptive language of audience reactions to colts and stallions at an exhibition in Murfreesboro.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence 1831

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Dear William [added: (Parish?)]

With pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th Feby [February] which was gratifying to hear from you and my friends, but with feeling of simpathy [sympathy] I regreted [regret] to see the statement of [added: the death of] your infant son., [added: J.K] In your former letter you spok [spoke] of an excurtion [excursion] you had taken for the examination of some gold mines I should like to hear what the prospects are. (the winter has been remarcable [remarkable] sevear [severe], but I am inhopes [in hopes] it is now broke, as we have had seviral [several] weeak [weeks] of butiful [beautiful] weather,) I have been informed by Coln [Colonel] Hing that he has brought your two maires [mares] with him, to [added: either] go to Richard or Champion, I informed him that I should be much gratified in their going to sir Richard and if he would send them I would take them in charge and use my best endeavou [endeavour] to have them got in fold by Sir Richard, [added: If there be any other person ]you stated that if your accquaintance [acquaintance] that wishes to send you may assure them that all care wil [will] be set and with measure your Linolian coalt [colt] died, It was truly a loss indead [indeed] for I believed it [added: was] an un common [uncommon] fine coalt; your Richard coalt mare state come's [comes] on finely, which I am inhopes [in hopes] he [added: it] will be able to distinguiss [distinguish] him itself superior to any nag that [added: it] he may have to contend with; and should be gratified to see him [added: it] on the Harrican Hill Turf making some of thois [those] efforts of distinction, and your preasants [presents] to witness it: I am inhopes, I do not anticipate your presence invain [in vain] at some of our amusement on the Harrican Hill Turf [added: who W.R. or Has. Devane King ?]

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[gap] to comply with your invite, [gap] at Tuskaloosa next fall, but it is quite out of my power to do so, as I am prepairing [preparing] to build, I have some fine coaltes [colts] and I think promising and do expect to train one or 2 this fall. I cannot forbear giving you a short detail [added: sketch] of the exhibition of fine stallions a feiw [few] weeaks [weeks] a go at Murfreesboro ; Among there ware [were] the Jefferson by Virginian , Sir Charles Pinkney by Old Sir Charles, De Foe by conquerer [conqueror], Traveller by A [Andrew] Jackson . I and Sir Richard, besides several others there was a large crowd of spectators to view those fine [added: loaded] animals as their war [were] several that had beengreatly [added: much] talked [ ] about, and had never been shone there before The spectators formed a circle in which the horse entered, among them Dick mooved [moved] in with magnificent splendor, his butiful [beautiful] arched neck aloft in the air exyes [eyes] sparkling with excitement, his long and silver glossed tail twirled on his back and with gallant strides moved with exquisite grandure [grandeur] round and throug [through] the admired spectators it was a unanimous tone among the numerous crowd, that he was the finest and the most splended [splendid] horse they ever saw, that he was the fare paragon of animals.

Our friends about N.V [Nevada] . are generally well. [added: also] Blackman & family Mother is in very good health, so is Walter & Jane, miself [myself] Mark and children are in very good health, tell cousin Ann Washington Lafayette is very fine child, & Jane Helen is two [too] sweeat [sweet], and no end to her chattering [added: I sent to you a few day a go a newes [news] paper and hand bell]

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