Cornersville June 6th 1853
I rec'd Pa's letter by the last mail in answer to which I "drop you a line" I suppose he will take no offense at that – course in me, as I directed the whole of his last to Sookie, , the health of our folks, town and vicinity are good at present. Consequently the doctors are doing but little practice.
Ann Rossen is no more on earth, on the 27th of last month her spirit took its flight, we trust, to a land of eternal repose, the family and friends generally seemed to feel sensibly the great affliction. Mrs. Neely took it very hard, I set by her bed one whole night, and it required all the skill that I could master to keep her from sinking under the loss of her daughter.
Mary White & Bancom were married at the time appointed. The young men of the town were invited but the young ladies were not. Miss Mollie Moffett in the kindness of her heart invited the gals to take tea and spend the evening with her, which they did, and most of the boys, instead of going to the wedding went to Moffett's. And we had quite a fine time of it. That day constituted almost an epoch in the history of Cornersville, as it also brought to town another [illegible] Dr. Kennedy. I have not seen the young man, but I have heard him squawl occasionally when in the parlor with the gals.
Brother William and Sister Helen are talking about coming over shortly if they can get off. Billy told me yesterday to write gran-pa a letter to come after him. Charlie is getting to be one of the sweetest children you ever saw. He improves in talking very fast He can talk almost as plainly now as Billy He has quit saying tuppen(?) and beden(?) &c. Miss Nina Holt has left for Arkansas—I am sorry for Billy Wilkes(?)—
I will close. All of you write to me soon and often, give my love to the girls—remember me to all my friends—
P.S. Madam Dr. Pugh has a little son
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