Letter to Thomas T. Sloan from Bridget Sloan, May 8, 1832

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Lexington May 8th 1832

My Dear boy

Your letter of the 15th of April came to hand in eight days, after date, and I am grieved to hear that a letter, that I wrote you in three or four days after Mr Christy returned home had not reached you on easter Sunday.If you have not received it yet I wish you would let me know immediately, and I will write you again on the same subject. I should of written to you as soon as I got your last, but in two hours after the arrival of your letter Robert came for me to go to Georgetown to see Mother who was there on a visit, and was taken very ill, so much so that she was thought in great danger one week. I stayed with her untill she was out of danger. She will be well enough in a few days to come home in a carriage I think. Mr Christy and Mary [Jane] will go for her, as the Judge is in Owen at this time. He will hold court there two weeks this turn. Your Aunt Joanna has another son. She cannot get a name for him. I expect she will have to send on to the east for a new fashioned one. By the by she told me to give her love to you, and say, she was oblige to you for that long letter you promised her. Robert thinks strange of you, for not writing to him. I hope your negligence is not for the want of feeling. Aunt Betsy accesses you of passing her in silence in your letter. She has a great deal of respect for you. I am sorry if you are indifferent towards her.

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Robert will never leave me I think, he can do as well in Kentucky as any place at his business. Where are you going to spend the summer? I hear you are making money fast, I hope you will not let it drop through your fingers.

The Humphreyes are living on the farm again. Betsy is teaching in Mr Words school. What changes is in this life, are there not? Mr Christy got a letter from Fanny last week. She expresses a great wish for her father to move to this place. She begs Mr C. to do all he can to induce her father to sell out, and move here. I spoke of her to you in my last, so I will say no more at this time until I hear whether you got that letter.

Magoretta and her {Bug?} is well, she is a dear babe to me. You can not think how interesting she is. Oh, she is beautiful, and has so much [since?] of her age. I wish you could see her. I know you would love her. Magoretta sayes she will write to you the first spare time she has. She is very much engaged at this time, as all house keepers is at this season of the year.

Mary Jane has two beaus; but I will not tell you their names yet a little. She speaks of writing to you; but you know she thinks some time before she acts.-----I do not like the sentiment that your letters breath, when you get on the subject of women. I spoke of this also, in my last. I will say no more untill I hear from you. I am pleased to hear that you go to church occasionally it is a good practice and much good will arise from it. I expect you was as surprised to hear of Austen West's death. He died like all the rest of his family. He left all he had to the widdow. West's son except three hundred dollars and his watch that he left to Susan Coock. His cloths he left to a black man.

We have many other Deaths, and marriages lately, that I expect you have heard of.

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I was very sorry to hear of Mrs Henderson's death. ( I believe that is her name) although I was not acquainted with her, but mearly the circumstance of your sleighing with her when she caught the cold that was the cause of her death. how dear some times, we have to pay for a slite imprudence.

I wish you would write to me soon, and often, and take a little pains how you write, for I do not wish to loose one word you say. It takes all the ingenuity I have to read your writing. all send you there love to you, I mean the girls for no one is at home.

Remember me ever your friend and affectionate mother. Bridget Sloan

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Thomas T. Sloan Washiongton City

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