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Title:[Letter] 1841 Jun. 8, Jackson, Ten[nessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten[nessee] / Rob[er]t J. Chester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chester, Robert

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Date: June 8, 1841
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Robert J. Chester to his daughter, Mary Jane Chester, on June 8, 1841. In the letter, Robert tells Mary Jane that her brother John and aunt Narcissa will come to get her from the Female Institute in Columbia after her examinations and take her first to the Hermitage, in Nashville, Tennessee, and then on home. He also mentions several of the events that have happened at home recently.
Collection:Chester Family Papers MS 25 (May-June 1841)

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Jackson Ten [Tennessee] 8th June 41
My Dear Mary Jane

On the Friday or Saturday before Your Examination you may Expect Your Brother John and Aunt Narcissa . Tell Cosin [Cousin] Jane that your Aunt Says She will Stop first with her Ma — Unkle [Uncle] Walkers — and will do as Circumstances may require afterwards

As soon as the Examination is over She intends taking you to Nashville , and the Hermitage , Where you will pass a few days delightfully.

Your Aunt will bring up for you all such things as you may want

I wish you to return & Graduate, if I can possbly [possibly] make the arrangments [arrangements] to do so

This have us all [gap] god, in good health — so much fruit — Strawberrys [Strawberries], Raspberrys [Raspberries] — Cherrys [Cherries] &c [et cetera] —. I have [unclear: found would ] make the Children Sick — but likely has not

Genl. [General] Hays has not yet moved up Dr. [Doctor] Butler is now down there — All anxious to See you. All yours in love to you & respct &c [respects et cetera] to our relatives

Your Affection [Affectionate] Father
Robt [Robert] J. Chester
Miss Mary Jane Chester

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Miss Mary Jane ChesterFemale Institute Columbia Ten [Tennessee]
[added: 8th June 1841]

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