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From L.W. Jinkins North River,Fayette County,Alabama to Greenberry Jinkins of Cherokee County,Texas.
Letter written April 1859.
I desire to drop you a line. We are all
well at this time and my desire and prayers are that you and family may
be in the same enjoyment of the same.
I have been neglectful of writing on
the account of the derangement of the mail. The water being so high as I
am disappointed of going out to church I entertain myself in this way.
We have more rain since Christmas than
is common. Not more than (?) dry days at a time. In your last letter you
wanted to know where several of the neighbors was. I have not been in
Morgan County in some fourteen (14) or fifteen (15) years or more. I
don't know where to begin. Mike (Spkle?) is still living on the same
place. Jarman Morris is on the place above Mrs. Frost. Colonel Davis and
Captain Oden is on our old place. Aunt Polly Wilhite may be dead now.
(She was?) giving out at the last account. Old Nancy (unreadable) is on
the same place. Old David Day was alive the last account. Anderson and
Frank Morris are dead. E. Frost has of late moved his mother and William
down. Sanders and Peter Oden are alive. Sanders Oden married Mary
Brogden; Sister of Bitsey's daughter. ("Bitsey was L. W. Jinkins sister)
. She is the one I fetched from Arkansas.
Richard Oden moved down last fall and
is living on my land. He is a methodist preacher. Abner Crawford is
still living on Lost Creek. Jack Manasas is candidate to represent the
county of Walker. Aunt Visa lives with Jack.
I don't know of any other person to
write about. I have a brother-in-law living in Claiborn Parish,
Louisiana. Lambert W. Baker. He signs his name L. W. Baker. I think he
trades in Shreveport. I don't know much about him as I have not seen him
since I was married. I have never had a letter from him in my life. I
would not vote for him once and that sticks him today. I principles that
was sealed with the blood of thousands of best Patriots in 1776 and so
till 1782, and carried out by James Monroe, Polk, Pierce, and Buchanan.
Enough of that.
Sign L.W. Jinkins
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