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Title:[Letter] 1832 Jul. 20, Sampson Co [to] Sister / Jane Moore : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Moore, Jane

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Date: July 20, 1832
Extent: 3
Summary:A letter dated July 20, 1832 written by Jane Moore to her sister; with an additional page written by Jeanet Butler and is addressed to her children. The letters express the status and condition of family members as well as a longing for the family to reunite soon.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence 1832

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Sampson Co [county]
20th July 1832 Dear Sister

we received a letter from Brother the 6 of July which stated that you ware [were] all well except the Hooping [Whooping] cough, we are all well at present and all of our relations they have been some sickness in this neighbourhood [neighborhood], Uncle Henry Overton & wife arrived here here the last of June he left here last sunday for the purpus [purpose] of buying negrows [Negroes] he wants about thirty we look for him in a few weeks he expects to return through Tennessee I should be verry [very] glad if we could all gow [go] on to geather [together] but he cant get ready by the time we want to start, we cant tell exactly when we shall start we talk of starting the 12 of August we expected to have been of before know but it has been so the [added: so] dry and worm [warm] that we are a fraid [afraid] to start for fear that we and our horses wood suffer with heat and hunger for food was since in some places as we [unclear: came ] on hear, they havent [haven't] had rain here in 4 weaks [weeks] the crops is mightly [mightily] burnt up it looks looks like they wood [would] hardly make bread for a nother [another] year, they is a great many people speaks of leaving this country, I was verry [very] mutch [much] pleased when I heard that B James had purchased Mr [Mister] Laurences [Laurence's] land, [added: give my love to all of the negrows]

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tell O Brother he did not write soon enough for all of us to gow [go] [added: to] his fly round tell him that Mother looks as young as posseable [possible] she drinks sider and fatons [fatten] her and draws out the wrinkles she is know mending the pipe holes, the girls say if they come you must have your quilt ready and have a great fly rouing [rousing]. tell Washington when little Jimmy comes home he will be able to throw him down he is one of the finest little boys in the world his grand Father stripes him naked and he can run all over the yard tell July Ann when she uses little Jimmy with his little pantoiels [pantaloon] on & walking she will want to eat him up for he is nearly eat up now with his grand mother and his Aunts and his little uncles

Give my love to Mr [Mister] & Mrs [Misses] Batey & Elizabeth to martha to Lyson to Mr [Mister] & Mrs [Misses] Holdwell to Mr [Mister] & Mrs [Misses] Beesley's and all of my inquiring friends Walter & Father & Mother & all of the girls Joins me in love to you and Brother kiss all the little children for me and little Jimmy give my love to all the

I for eve remain your affectionat [affectionate] sister
Jane H Moore

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[added: My Dear Children

I have just return from capefair our relations are all well your uncle Nalton looks poore [poor] but is very [unclear: pert ], I have gon [gone] threw all my visits I am ready & willing to start home I have spent my time very agreeable ever sence [since] I have been here, but I wish to see you all very much indeed I cant tell when we shall start to its being so dry, Walter talk of starting thea [the] 12 of augus [August] its is very [added: dry] hear crops looks very bad, we have all injoyd [enjoyed] our health ever sence [since] we have bee [been]hear which I feel very thankful for that great blessing, I hope my Dear Daughter these lines will find you both and all of your prescious [precious] little children in joying [enjoying] perfect health and all our familys [families] and friends I your uncles & aunts & all of there children joins with me in our best love to you both & your childran [children] & all of our inquiring friends particular to your Father & mother tell them I hope to see you all once more I cant write nothing more at this time but remains your Sincear [sincere] and affectionate Mother forever [added: for] ever Jeanet Butler


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