The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 599
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it there and I take money he has owing him here. Therefore if
he needs the money he collects for me there I would not disappoint
You will of course come home by water and if so don't take deck
passage to save money if your health is still bad. John Henry can
tell you something of how we are getting along here. Father has
hired Old Time for the year and he and Robert are taking in new
ground as they have not land enough to cultivate. You had better
come back and help them. Father is already in debt since White
died more than he can pay and I am not able to pay his debts and
support for myself. Instead of asking me to stay with him and help
him he intimated that he wanted me away and I now feel little
inclination to do anything for him. I therefore hope you will come
home and attend to his affairs. For I assure you I do not wish to
attend to any body's matters when they do not want me to do it.
We have had a week of sleet on the ground. Fine slaying. Mr.
Davis's school has increased this session. Geo. Booth is at a law
college. Erasmus is studying with Doct. Love. Wm. Guy is going
to counter hopping. Thos. Guy is in Middle Tenn. Lesiter has
married Miss Hess. John Limmons is tending Grocery in Trenton.
Penn [illegible] Burrow has moved his family to Jackson. Too re-
fined to live in the county. He could not move old Lamy. Josehua
Richardson poor fellow is doing no better fast. We are at home.
I have two good horses 2 cows 17 head of hogs a new wagon and
harness and am trying to fix up the old Heath place to look decent.
Come and see it.
With the most affectionate regards Your brother.
THos. W. BELL
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