Early Letters by Terre Hauteans


Letter from Oliver Hale
to Washington Bennett

March 19, 1836



   Darwin March the 19th 1836  
Dear friend
                         I shall soon start
with my pork and corn & if you
can expect a good sale do so
I have 130  bhls. [bushels pork?] 118 kegs lard

3.000bush corn                                  10.000 lbs hams

                                                        32. [?] 98 [?]
and in good condition but put up in
fine salt I shall want to purchase
my groceries at Natches or New Orleans
  Franklin is in poor health but I hope
he will recover so as to steer my boats
  I shall soon see you and then
    I can tell of all the changes
             taken place in this
                                       Oliver S Hall [Hale?]



Address Information



[written vertically on back of page]
Clark C. [?] Ill.
  20 March
               Mr Washington Bennet



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.