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Title: [Letter] 1826 Nov., Nashville [to] Mrs. Anne Bell, Dickson County, Tenn[essee] / Jane [Bell] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Bell, Jane

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Date: November 1826
Extent: 4p
Summary:The following document is a letter, dated November 1826, written from Jane Bell in Nashville, to her mother Anne Bell in Dickson County, TN. The letter is written over a period of two days, and in it Jane writes that a Mr. Campbell will soon be in Charlotte to preach, and she urges her family to attend. She also writes about her recent visitors and how she keeps herself busy at prayer meetings with Mr. and Mrs. Campbell.
Collection:Bell Collection IV-H-1

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Nashville , Nov. [November] 1826
My dear Mother

It was my intention to have written by last mail but I forgot that Tuesday was mail day 'till it was too late to write, and I regret it as I had good news to communicate. Mr. Campbell will preach in Charlotte the first Sunday in December, and I hope it will be convenient not only for you and my Father to attend, but also the little [added: girls] and William , if he is not much altered, will be delighted, to attend, preaching, and I am very desirous he should hear Mr. Campbell , that the want of new clothes may not be one apology for his not attending, I send him a new suit by Mrs. Gould had it not been for this preaching I would not have given them to him 'till Christmas and made them up myself. at present I have no measure to cut by, I hope it will be convenient for you to make them but if not employ Mrs. Stokes , and I will pay her for them.

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Last Sabbath was a Sacremental [Sacramental] Sabbath in the Presbyterian church, and we had a very agreeable meeting, how sincerely did I wish that you had been here to enjoy it. Mr. Farrar was here, and Charles informed me that he had seen my Father last week, Fredonia Marable spent a day in town last week, and came to see me, the Doctor was also in town, but when Fredonia was here, he was at Gen. [General] Jacksons at a great dinner, which was given to the members of the Legislature. I am always delighted to see any of my friends from Dickson or Montgomery , and I regret very much it has not been in my power to spend more of my time with Mrs. Gould since she has been in town, I intend to spend tomorrow with her.

Monday 20th —

I went early on Saturday to Dr. Waters ' to spend the day with Mrs. Gould but how great was my surprise to find she had set out for Charlotte . I regretted it very much, particularly on my little Parsons account, whom I know will feel much disappointed about his clothes but at all events take him to hear

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Mr Campbell — he informed me yesterday that he would administer the Sacrement [Sacrament] in Charlotte when he preached there, I wish very much he was not going 'till Christmas, but I cannot think of leaving here till after our examination, and also at the Academy so that I shall not in all probability reach home till the 24th Decr— [December] I have not heard from brother John since I wrote to you, nor can I account for his silence I spent last Saturday with Mrs Peyton Robertson , she desired me to present her love to you and the little girls. My whole time is devoted to the School and the [gap] parties I attend are prayer meetings and [gap] my escorts are Mr. & Mrs. Campbell , who [gap] polite as to call for me.

Mr. Wade has returned from the Western District , the reason why he did not call at your house was because he had a large party with him.

Excuse the brevity of this epistle but I have not time to write any more at present. Please present my love to all the family and believe me

Your affectionate Daughter

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[added: 10

postmark for Nov. 21
Mrs. Anne Bell near Charlotte Dickson County Tenn [Tennessee]

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