Early Letters by Terre Hauteans

Transcript*

Letter from George Jordan
to George Washington Bennett

May 3, 1835

Page 1 of 2

 

 

                                    Honey Creek May 3 [?]  1835
                                                              Dear Sir it is with 
much reluctance I undertake to perform a
duty which is incumbent on me, that is to ann
ounce the death of your Father which took place
on the 22 [?] [?] after a Severe attac of drop
sy which he endured for some Three months
with Great patience and expired without a
murmur) altogether resigned to his fate-
His remains was intered in Mount Pleasant [grave?]
yard on the day following) a midst a [large?]
[concern?] of respectable citizens and after [wards?]
repaired to the meetinghouse to solomnise
the funeral by a Sermon delivered by the Rev.
Mr Strivens.  His cause for not informing [paper torn}
of his situation-- was his hopes of [paper torn ]
& did not whish to call you [paper torn]
(There has been a great n [paper torn]
[county?] for the [last?] [y?]
it is healthy) you ca [paper torn]
good health at pres[ent?] [paper torn}
would been in you [paper torn]
admited) but we exp[paper torn]          
county [his?] insuring [paper torn]

 

 

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Archabald Taylor told me that you calculate
on coming up this season & if you [conclude?]
on so doing I think you could make
it profatable to fetch some groceries if
you could obtain them on reasonable [?]
particularly sugar & coffee as they are [brin?]
[ing?] a good price coffee 20 cts & Sugar
from 10 to 12 &  many other articles is[suscep
tible?] of a handsome profit
   I think Haynes is doing a fair business
in the Grocery line If you do not
intend coming up in a short time write
me at the reception of this at what [time?]
you expect to be here or whether this
season
  I have nothing new as I expect you [paper torn]
[paper torn] & Curry & have Recd [person?]
[paper torn]  all occurances
[paper torn]  Respectfully yours [?]
                                        Geo Jordan

 


Address Information
 

 

[written vertically on the back of last page as follows]
Honey Creek [?]
May 4th 1835
             Att G W Bennett
                            Natchez
                                  Mississippi

 

 

  *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.