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Title: [Letter] 1850 Jul. 19, Nashville [Tennessee] [to] Jo[h]n / R. H. McEwen: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:McEwen, R. H.

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Date: July 19, 1850
Extent: 1p
Summary:This is a letter from R. H. McEwen to his son John, dated July 19, 1850. McEwen reports that the cholera epidemic is abating. He tells John that he should be taking good care of himself for his child, friends and family.
Collection:McEwen Papers

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Nashville 19 July 1850
My Son Jno [John]

I wrote you at lenth [length] on the 17_ we are very anxious to hear from you. we hope that you will take care of your health_ you now have something to live for it is your duty to take care of your own health_ you have not only to live for the dear little babe but for your kin & friends_ your mother is extremely nervous I have sent her to Mr Trimbles both yesterday & to day. we can scarce realize the past it has cast a gloom on all around_ none sympathiseth [sympathised] more deeply than your good old Mother. I really get alarmed that at her, very often, lest she may loose her balance. I hope you will go immediately to Some watering place_ If you only Stay one week_ you need it badly

Nothing doing here_ I Send you two letters the only ones that need any notice Since you left_

The cholera has [unclear: certainly ] abated considerably Since Tuesday altho [although] we have several deaths daily_ to day the people look more Cheery_ some trade going on_ I have not heard of more than one or two new cases of cholera to day_ Mrs Dr. Edgar is quite sick, the only acquaintance that I know of being Seriously ill_ I trust she will recover_

Maj [Major] Trimble is Some better to day_ some of the children not very well_ we are about as usual.

My love & Sympathy to Mr & Mrs Fri [gap] do write soon

You [gap] ten affectionately
R.H. McEwen

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