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Title:[Letter] 1841 June 9, Greene County, Ten[nessee] [to] Tho[ma]s E. Abernathy / M. S. Temple : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Temple, M. S.

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Date: June 9, 1841
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by M. S. Temple to Thomas E. Abernathy on June 9, 1841. Temple says in the letter that although the area of Tennessee that he lives in has a good crop of corn and grain, times are hard financially on everyone and that he will have to sell some of his land. Temple inquires as to whether Abernathy would be interested in purchasing some of his land. Temple also mentions the speeches given by Martin Van Buren and that the public in Greene County are good people.
Collection:Abernathy Papers

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Greene County Ten [Tennessee] June 9th 1841
Der [Dear] Sir

I Rec'd [Received] yours of the 14 of Oct by a due course of mail it found myself & family in usu [added: al] good health; & By the Blessings of providence we are permitted still to enjoying good health. Our Crops of small grain look quite promiseing [promising] in this section; & our corn unusually well; we have not spent quite so much time this spring as we did last; by running evry [every] other day to hear som [some] illustrious [unclear: persauage ] speak of "Old Tip" Martin Van Buren &c [and et cetera]. All have moderated; the public mind has become quiet virtue & morality have again been permited [permitted] to return to their proper spher [sphere]; which was in a manor wholey disregardid [manner wholly disregarded] 12 months since. We have hard times here to a moral certanty [certainty], no mistake.

Our folks are becoming some what impatient waiting on the times to alter for the better, & I expect I shall have to sell this fall some Land here as well as the piece in you [unclear: Couty ] if it can be done as some of the family are marrying off &c [and et cetera]. I will be able [gap] you if you will buy [gap] Check of the

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Bank of your vilage [village] an any of the Banks of Knoxville or Rogersville — for the amount you may have collected if it is not you can do so conveniently as it will be much safeer [safer] that way & if you can not get one sent it as you did before. After first paying yourself for your Trouble; & let me know how you & your family are coming on &c &c [and et cetera and et cetera]

Yours Respectfully
M. S. Temple
To Thos [Thomas] E Abernathy Esqr [Esquire] Elkton Ten [Tennessee]
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ElktonThos [Thomas] E Abernathy Esqr [Esquire]Post Office Tennessee
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