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Title:[Letter] 1840 Nov. 22, Jackson, [Tennessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten[nessee] / Elizabeth Chester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chester, Elizabeth

This work is the property of the University of Memphis Libraries, Special Collections Department, Ned R. McWherter Library, Memphis, TN. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text. For all other use contact the University of Memphis Libraries, 126 Ned R. McWherter Library, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-6500.

Date: November 22, 1840
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Elizabeth Chester to her daughter Mary Jane Chester on November 22, 1840. The letter is composed of two entries. The first entry discusses Mary Jane's birthday, family events, and the political climate in Jackson, Tennessee. The second entry, dated November 26, discusses a fire at the Institute where Mary Jane attends and alludes to possible unrest with their slaves if future president William Henry Harrison does not free them. The letter has written on it that Elizabeth Chester died twelve months after writing this letter.
Collection:Chester Family Papers MS 25

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