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Title:[Letter] 1833 Jul. 26, Fayetteville, North Carolina [to] J.M. King, Murfreesboro, Tennessee / Thomas O. Moore : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Moore, Thomas O.

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Date: July 26, 1833
Extent: 3p
Summary:A letter dated July 26, 1833 from Thomas O. Moore to his cousin James Moore King. Moore tells King of his recent acquisition of new slaves, and his desire to acquire additional slave hands, as well as the ravages of the Cholera in the Southern states.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence 1833

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From T [Thomas].O. Moore 1833

Capt. [Captain] James M King Murfreesboro Tennessee
[added: 50][added: Fayetteville N.C [North Carolina] . Jul [July] 1833][added: (cholera) ][added: Mail]

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26th July 1833Dear Cousin

I read your esteemed favor some time since but have been so busily engaged in riding about in search of negroes that I have not had the leisure to do myself the pleasure of answering it before. negroes are remarkably scarce particularly such as will suit me, I have bought four men at $500 each two women a boy and girl & three children and expect a man to return this evening who left some days since to purchase for me, I expect to take on for myself twenty and twelve or fourteen for uncle Walter. I am truly sorry to see in the papers the dreadful ravages of the cholera in Kentucky & Tennessee both of which I should have thought would have been exempt from it, but I am convinced that none will be unless it is the high pine hills if they are. I recd [received] a letter from Mr [Mister] Heynson of Alex.d [Alexandria] yesterday who states the cholera was disappearing in our Parish though it had killed a great many negroes, he had escaped himself also uncle W. it had been on plantations above & below adjoining me but so far had not attacked my place. John had been sick with the fever but was getting well. many crops have been thrown away, mine was good

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I shall leave in a few days for the White Sulphur springs Virginia and return by the 20th or 25th August & leave here for home in six or eight days afterwards I shall not come through Tennessee unless your country & the Mississippi are entirly [entirely] clear of cholerea [cholera], if I can find a young man in whom I can confide, I will endeavor to call myself so as to intersect my negroes [Negroes] in Alabama

I wish you would endeavor to get father to move to Tennessee as I think he is half way in the notion write to him often about it, they are all well crops poor as usual my love to cousin Martha & frinds [friends] (in haste

Your aff.te [affectionate] relative
Tho. [Thomas] O. Moor
[added: P.S. I enclose you a fifty dollar bill for Walter please hand it to him and request him to write to John that he had red [received] that amount T O M [Thomas O. Moore]]

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