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Title:[Letter] 1831 June 1 Near Woodville [to] Joseph Brown / William Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Brown, William

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Date: June 1, 1831
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is a letter dated June 1, 1831 to Joseph Brown from his brother William. William writes of crop losses due to drought and his opinion on whether or not the nullification issue is worth civil war.
Collection:Joseph Brown Papers

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Near Woodville June the 1st 1831
Dear Brother ,

After a long silence I once more address you a few lines to inform you that myself & family & Brother George and his family are at this time enjoying the blessing of common health, & hope that these few lines may find you & your family and all our family connections in your part of country enjoying the same blessing. The last summer was very dry in this country & corn crops were not generally good but the late rains made generally very good crops of cotton. The last winter was the severest that I have seen in this country & the early part of spring very wet & we are now suffering for the want of the rain. I have nothing to say on political subjects only that our State does not go with South Carolina in its nullifying policy; although most of our Citizens think the tariff of the United States is oppression in the Southern section of the Union, but they still think it a small evil compared to civil war with its accompanying horrors. Please give our most affectionate respects to my aged Mother, Brothir [Brother] & Sistir [Sister] Anderson & accept them for yourself & family, remember us affectionately to Aunt Duffill and all our relatives in your section of country. Please to write as often as convenient you know the difficulty that I labour [labor] under in writing from my hand being crippled, but you could write frequently.

I remain with respect your affectionate brother
Wm [William] Brown

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