Letter 5 James Weaver to Richard Hardeman
Note: Richard Hughes transcribed this letter in early 2008, and he notes, "I decided to retain the original phonetic spelling .", so it may be difficult to understand at times. "Original copies" of the letter below can be found by clicking the above links.
Lisbon June 21 1842
I just take this upportunity of writing a few lines as I have a gentleman at my house by the name of John Weaver and he saying that he is a going by hour house. He stop with me a night short time ago and was saying that he new you and weare you live so I have not now time to write much now be cause Mr Weaver want to be gone so I hope these few lines will find you in good health as it leaves me and all of my family and father is in good health . He take much comfort in is old days and my brothers and sisters and all there family are well.
I have been expect a letter from you for some time . I hope I shall get one before you received this and if you have not wrote I hope you will as soon as you received this.
I have sent for my wife Father and Mother and promise to keep them as long as they live. If they could get hear they add to be sent by the parish and I heard from them the other day and there money was nearly come and they could not get up with out some assistance so I have sent them some money and exspect them hear next week god only knows but you and I may meet together in this world but if not I hope we shall in the next in a place of happiness.
So now more at present and god bless you all give our respect to eny of our friend when you write.
I remain your well wishes please to except of our kind respect to you all
James and E Weaver
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