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Title: [Letter] 1847 Sep. 12, Clover Dale, [TN] [to] Mrs. Ann Jane Bell, Charlotte, Dickson Co[unty], Tenn[essee] / Sally [Bell] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Bell, Sally

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Date: September 12, 1847
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated September 12, 1847, from Sally Bell to her sister Ann Jane Bell in Dickson County, TN. Sally discusses their financial situation and expresses thanks for the money both Ann Jane and their brother William has sent to her. She also reports that another William Bell had intended to become the clerk on a ship. Finally, she writes that a crowd of people had cheered on a company of Volunteers in town that day.
Collection:Bell Collection IV-H-1

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Clover Dale Sep 12th 1847
My dear Sister

I received your letter two days since, I went immeadantly [immediately] to the stores in search of the forting, I could not get any as wide as you wished it, I got it so cheap I thought I would get 2 borders and if it did think the two would last as long as one, I also send you a peice [piece] of [unclear: bobinett ] I had in the house I received the inclosed $10 in your letter, and also a few lines from Will the week before inclosing 10 for which I am very thankful, if Will could spare us a little more we would like it William had ingaged [engaged] to be clerck [clerk] on a boat at 50 dollars a month but when they got to Cincinnatta [Cincinnati] the Captain wife was sick, and he gave up the boat untill [until] the last of this month, he has the promis [promise] of the same situation if he can meet the boat at St Louis , which he is anxious to do, he was only sick a week after his return, but last week the chills came back on him, they are slight but considerable fewer afterwards, he has them every other evening and quite well the next day. he

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is to have some pills which I hope will stop them soon, he has been very temperate in his eating and drinking for some month back for fear he would be sick this fall.

there was a great croud [crowd] in this place to day [today] [unclear: marching ] up a company of volunteers, I have been verry [very] busy sewing for Wm [William] he was nearly out of clothes, I did not finish heming untill [hemming until] late this evening, and as I wish to send this by mornings mail I cannot write any more, till Cary I think I wrote for last, did your [unclear: rose ] moss seed grow if it did not I can send you more, they say it will keep threw [through] the winter if keept [kept] in the house, Will joins me in love to you all write soon,

your affectionate Sister

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Eddyville Ky [Kentucky] Sept [September] 12th
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Mrs. Ann Jane Bell Charlotte Dickson Co [County] Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Receipt for $20—00]

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