Early Letters by Terre Hauteans

Transcript*

Letter from Isaac Pointer
to George Washington Bennett

November 21, 1836

 

 

                     Terre Haute Nov 21 1836

Dear Friend
               I wish you to do me the favor to
write and let me know whether you know or
have [heard?] from my son Sampson in any
part of your place  As I have looked
very of tin for a letter but in vain
     And the last Account i had he was
sick  we are all well & our County
is healthy  I wish you to write by return
Mail or if he is there I wish him to
write as i wish to hear from him
  James Haynes wife is laying very Sick but is
Mending Slowly
                           no more at present
Mr. G.W Bennett                   Isaac Pointer

 

 

Address Information

 

 

[address is written on back of page as follows]
Mr. George W. Bennett
                      Natches                    

                      Louisiana

[stamp that reads] Terre Haute Nov 22 I a]              [#] 25 [on right]

 

 

  *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.