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Letter to Oliver Granger, 30 August 1841

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Agust 30th 1841
Brother Dear Sir
We was cal[le]d upon a few Days since by a Gentleman  from by the Name of Devenport with  a Judgement In favor of [Ray] Boynton & [Harry] Hyde of that Place  & as I Had no recollection of the Debt I cited him  to you beleiving you would understand all a bout it  for the Judgement was rendered at
Mr Devenport appeared to be qite a Gentleman  & said he would call, on you & If there is any  means Possible to Settle it we wish you to do so  if the debt is a Just one he will be willing to  take any Kind of property in a most any place  on the Earth— all things Prosper in this Place  Except the Loss we have sustaind in the death of  two of our most valuable men Brother  & Both have recently Died  of what I call a qick Consumption theyr  Desease was upon theyr Lungs they wasted a way  in one week & Spit up theyr verry vitals—  they are gone. theyr Loss is Irreparable  but we must be submisive to the will of god  & try to Stand in our Lot bothe wow <now> & at this  End we have not heard from you of Late we would  be glad to hear from you often Let us Know how you  Prosper in all yours affairs & ours also
I Saw widow <this morning> She wished  me to say to you She hoped you would remember the  widow & fartherless & be shure to deed the House &  Lot in to her for it is all She has it is  like the widows Mite She is Left qite dest[i]tute  we wish you to do so if you have not. we will be respon sible for the moneys you have Expended for the Place  we have recently received a letter from  reqesting Councill I gave him Council when I was  there Last March I think that if he had had as  mall mutch faith in my Council as he had in [p. [1]]
Agust 30th 1841
Brother Dear Sir
We was called upon a few Days since by a Gentleman from by the Name of Devenport with a Judgement In favor of [Ray] Boynton & [Harry] Hyde of that Place & as I Had no recollection of the Debt I cited him to you beleiving you would understand all a bout it for the Judgement was rendered at
Mr Devenport appeared to be qite a Gentleman & said he would call, on you & If there is any means Possible to Settle it we wish you to do so if the debt is a Just one he will be willing to take any Kind of property in a most any place on the Earth— all things Prosper in this Place Except the Loss we have sustaind in the death of two of our most valuable men Brother & Both have recently Died of what I call a qick Consumption theyr Desease was upon theyr Lungs they wasted a way in one week & Spit up theyr verry vitals— they are gone. theyr Loss is Irreparable but we must be submisive to the will of god & try to Stand in our Lot bothe now & at this End we have not heard from you of Late we would be glad to hear from you often Let us Know how you Prosper in all your affairs & ours also
I Saw widow this morning She wished me to say to you She hoped you would remember the widow & fartherless & be shure to deed the House & Lot in to her for it is all She has it is like the widows Mite She is Left qite destitute we wish you to do so if you have not. we will be responsible for the moneys you have Expended for the Place we have recently received a letter from reqesting Council I gave him Council when I was there Last March I think that if he had had as mutch faith in my Council as he had in [p. [1]]
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