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Title:[Letter] 1835 Dec. 18 [to] Henry Welcker / Catharine Welcker : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Welcker, Catharine

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Date: December 18, 1835
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated December 18, 1835 to Henry Welcker from his sister Catharine Welcker. Catharine writes of various events that occurred in her boarding school in Kingston Tennessee.
Collection:Welker Papers
Box:MS-12, b2
Folder:June-Dec. 1835

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Kingston [unclear: H Acd. ]1835
Dear Henry

I have long and patienty [patiently] waited in the hope of receiving a letter from you but have as oft been disappointed.

I have often dwelt with anxiety on the seeming neglect with wich [which] I was treated by you. but cosoled [consoled] myself with the idea that it did not procede [precede] from any want of affection but rather from negligence.

was I Just.

I heard the other day that Mr. Howell the son-in-law of Mrs. Richards traveled one day in company with Mr. Mitchell , while on his to the state of Mississippi . Sister Malinda and her family were with him they were all well.

our school commenced on the second Monday in Nov [November] there are only 24 scholars and sister Mary and myself make 2 of that number. we board at Doct [Doctor] Jordan's. Mary studies Geography and I study Chemists and rhetoric.

I received a letter from Brother Frederic a few days since he said that he had been very busily engaged since he left home; he was very much pleased with the arrangements of the boarding house and College— he said that James H. Paine, W. Hardon, P.M W. and himself were all in one room together Perfect they have some [unclear: rare ] time there I know they do if they are as bad

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as the school girls are. for you may depend we have real jovel [jovial] times here, and if you were here we would introduce you to the King and Queen. it is quite an amusing play.

tell sister Caroline to write to me I have been expecting a letter from her for some time.

give my love to all the family and as for yourself accept a large portion of love from your sister

Catharine J. Welcker
[added: Henry J. Welcker ][added: P.S. [Post Script] tell aunt Milly that Miss Sarah and Mr. Hail were united in the bonds of Matrimony a few weeks since.]

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Kingston Ten [Tennessee]Dec. [December] 18th 1835
Mr Henry J. Welcker Talladega Alabama
][added: 18 3/4]

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