Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC 01515
Identifier: SC 01489
Scope and Contents Letter to niece Lena about family and health, talking about raising chickens and the price of feed, an illness that results in cramps and severe pain every 16-18 day, asking for genealogical information to write a family tree, and various sewing and crocheting projects.
Identifier: SC 01503
Identifier: SC 01508
Identifier: SC 01529
Scope and Contents Letter to an acquaintance from Rawley Springs in Rockingham County, Va. about the health of the recipient's wife and send condolences for the loss of her sister. He also mentions lending money, and plans for his travels in the immediate future should he need to be reached. The reverse of the paper is an informational printing on the virtues of the waters in curing illnesses at Rawley Springs.
Identifier: SC 01532
Scope and Contents 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...