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Title:[Letter] 1833 Feb. 3 [to] Walter Moore, Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, Tennessee / T.O. Moore, Parish Rapids, Louisiana: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Moore, T.O.

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Date: February 3, 1833
Extent: 3
Summary:Letter dated February 3, 1833 from T.O. Moore to his brother Walter Moore. In addition to a payment of money, he urges his brother to settle on the Bayou, and writes of the wedding of their cousin.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence 1833

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[added: From Mr T. [Thomas] O. Moore ]
Mr Walter O Moore Murfreesboro Rutherford County Tennessee
[added: mail]

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Parish Rapids, Louisiana
Feb. [February] 3, 1833 Dear Brother

I acknowledge the recipt [receipt] of your much esteemed favour of [unclear: Nov. 28th ] And intreat [entreat] pardon for not answering it at an earlier period. In your letter you stated [unclear: also ] [added: our relations] were all in good health except yourself who was afflicted with pain which you were afraid would terminate in Rheumatism I was very sorry to hear you were breaking down a ready. I think it highly necessary for you to sell out & remove to this country & settle in Bayou [unclear: Chied ] where you could have the advantage of excellent water. And also the advantages of refreshing breezes from the gulf. Which would brace you up & almost make a new man you. [added: of you] You could also live in the society of Uncle Henry who speaks in very terms of you & says you must write him shortly. I recd [received] my horse & negroes [Negroes] by his arrival. And you wrote me you did not send my saddle down. I want you to sell it if not at private, at public sale & get what you can for it. And write me word what you get for it. & if it will answer. I will reserve in my hands. The sum equal of the money due you from Brother Thomas. I will remit you by this letter $50.00. which will [added: leave] balance due of $164.00 in my hands

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As to the health of your relations in this County we are all good health except uncle Walter who has been confined with the gout but is recovering. I attended the wedding of Cousin Emma Overton a few days & since. She was married to a Mr [Mister] Winn a very respectable young lawyer living in Alexandria . he [unclear: read ] law under judge Overton of Tenn [Tennessee] .

I recd [received] a letter a few days since from B.J. Thomas . who stated the sad intelligence of the death of poor little Washington. Which must have been a heart rending shock to his parents

In your next letter I want you to write me where Cousin Lewis is & what he is doing

In remitting your money by mail I will take down the number. So as to secure it case the letter should be robbed I have nothing more to write. After giving my respects to Cousin James Patsy & children Aunt [unclear: Jennet ] and the rest of my enquiring friends & relations. And accept for yourself my Dear Brother my best wishes for your health & prosperity

Your aff. [affectionate] Brother
Tho [Thomas] O. Moore

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