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Title:[Letter] 1841 Jan. 30 [to] Joseph Brown, Maury County Tenn[essee] / Joseph Porter Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Brown, Joseph Porter

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Date: January 30, 1841
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated January 30, 1841 to Joseph Brown from his son Joseph Porter Brown regarding a trip he plans to take to visit his father.
Collection:Joseph Brown Papers THS-JB

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Randolph Jany [January] 30th 1841
Dear Father

Your letter some time since arived [arrived] at hand in a few days after It was written I should have written before this but I have intended starting up ever since I arived Never mor [more] than a weak [weak] a head but know it has become my duty to stay untill 3d [until 3rd] Monday. In february I find my motherinlaw [mother-in-law] involved in matters [unclear: her ] for [unclear: her ] son E P. Stewart he is at present gon [gone] to New Orleans to try and make money enough to pay what debts she is bound for on his account. I am still trying to extricate her from some other buisness [business] she is involved in I have some money to raise here on my own account about $175. after which I will be up and see you to remain some few weaks I want to bring my family up only one child, our oldest we lost in Texas , we called this one for sister Jane. Jane Gillespie Brown , she favours [favors] the Browns very much. Mrs. Frazier has bin [been] very sick in fact we did not expect her to live for two weeks She is now

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the mend slowly. I am quite anxious to get off I heard from brother John a few days ago he was then in New Orleans had found some vacant land in the Attuckapas Country that he is entering, I suppose he will move there, you may look for us about the last of February. we are only tolerable with bad colds —

Yours affectionately
J. [Joseph] Porter Brown

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Rev. [Reverend] Joseph Brown P.M. Cave Spring P.O. [Post Office] Maury County Tenn. [Tennessee]
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