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Title:[Letter] 1844 Oct. 18 [to] Joseph Brown, Columbia, Tenn[essee] / C.B. Frazier : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Frazier, C. B.

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Date: October 18, 1844
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated October 18, 1844 to Colonel Joseph Brown from C. B. Frazier. Frazier writes to inform Colonel Brown of the death of his son, Joseph Porter Brown. Joseph Porter Brown died in Galveston Texas of yellow fever.
Collection:Joseph Brown Papers THS-JB

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Randolph Oct. 18th 1844
Col. Jas. [Colonel Joseph] Brown Dear Sir

A few days since I received the painful inteligence [intelligence] of the death of your son Joseph P. Brown who died at Galveston Texas with the yellow fever on the 30th Julyafter an illness of nine days. his wife two of his children and all of his servants were down with this [unclear: file ] disease at the same time but on the fourteenth of August, the date of the letter my Mother wrote me from there— all were out of danger and mending slowly— My Mother was with the family at the time. She escaped entirely. Sister Jane was very anxious to return to the United States and will probably do so this winter

Mother wrote that your son left ready means sufficient to defray all immediate and necessary expences [expenses]. he though I think was owing some six or seven hundred dollars in that country what arrangements he made about [unclear: begun (illegible word) ] these claims I do not know they may be setled [settled] but I rather think not, his Brother Franklin I hope will attend to his business and manage his affairs so as to let his wife bring

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the negroes along with her to the U. S. if he could make sale of some of the land belonging to the estate there would be no dificulty [difficulty] about paying off the debts. I am afraid he did not procure from you a deed for or bill of sale for the negroes you let him have while in this state. In the name of his children if he did not the family may be put to some trouble. you will please write upon this subject and advise how to act with the family &c [and et cetera]— My Brother George will leave Texas shortly and it is our wish that Sister Jane should return with him— you have better write to Dr. Brown who I understand has gone to Texas , and advise him what course to pursue.

Very respectfully
CB Frazier

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Col. [Colonel] Joseph Brown Columbia Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: miscellaneous writings near address]

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