Three page letter to cousin about Preston's slaves being ill, mentioning that they "lost one fine girl" out of their slaves to illness. Addresses inquiries about buying "good land" and "good Negroes" in the country, talks about the settlement of Texas and how "many from Virginia are moving to Texas" and how a fine society might develop there. Preston writes that the slaves "will occasion great distress in this country some time, and not at a distant period." Postscript mentions that land and slaves sell for "very high, men for fifteen hundred dollars, women a thousand" and that the Preston family's slaves "are better than we usually see them."
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