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Title:[Letter] 1833 Aug. 20 [to] J.M. King, Murfreesboro, Tennessee / Thomas O. Moore, Clinton, North Carolina: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Moore, Thomas O.

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Date: August 20, 1833
Extent: 3p
Summary:A letter dated August 20, 1833 from Thomas O. Moore to his cousin James Moore King. He wrote to inform of the death of his brother, and plans to settle matters of the estate.
Collection:James Moore King Papers Correspondence, 1833

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[added: Clinton NC [North Carolina] Augt [August] 20t] From T.O [Thomas O.]. Moore 1833 [added: 22]

Capt [Captain] James M King Murfreesboro Tennessee
[added: Tells of the death of his brother John Moore ][added: Mail]

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Augt [August] 20th 1833Dear Cousin

It is with feelings of the deepest regret that I have to announce to you & our relatives the intelligence of the death of my beloved brother John who departed this life on the 22nd July after a severe illness of twenty four days under the immediate attention of two of our most emminent [eminent] physicians, poor brother he has been taken off in the prime of life when we little expected it he was perfectly calm & resigned to his fate, his sister who was with him during the whole of his indisposition writes me that he was fearless of death to the last, his prospects were fair as could be wished to lay the foundation of an ample fortune in a very few years to a handsome support, and was esteemed & loved by all who knew him, he has paid the debt we have all to pay and it might have occured [occurred] elsewhere as well as where it did

I hope to leave here about the 1st Sept.r [September] as my purchases are nearly made but cant say whether

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I shall pass through Tenn. [Tennessee] or not though will write you on the eve of my departure to let you know. tell brother W from brother Johns letter he owes him yet fourteen dollars which I will send in a day or two if I should not pass through Tenn [Tennessee], the family are all well except mother & some of the negroes [Negroes] though the county is generally sickly all desire to be remembered to you all

Your aff.tt [affectionate] Cousin
Tho. [Thomas] O. Moore

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