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August 1824 Letter Warren D Watson to James D Watson

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To Mr. James D. Watson

White Day, Monogalia Co. Va.

From Warren D. Watson

Cornwalis Neck, Chas. C. Md. 

August 5, 1824

Favour by Mr. Fowks


I avail myself of this opportunity to inform you of our health and the family’s. At present we are all in good health except some of the negroes. Crops of corn are very prosperous in the quarter, Wheat crops are not very good not so good as they were last year. The price of corn here is from 30 to 35 cents per bu. Wheat from 90 cents to $1.00 Do. Tobacco depends upon the quality as to the price, whcih is from $1.50 to $30.00 per hundred pounds.

The question of the election of president, sheriff, Congressmen, Senators, and Delagates ot the Legislature, is much agitated the people of this State and County. We hold (?) our elector for Adams, xxxxx Browner for Jackson, Nicholas Stone s–, John Crawford, and Dr. Briscoe of St. Mary’s. But I should vote for Jackson. Our candidate for Sherif is Joseph Cook, Edward Pye, Hugh Cose(?); for Congress Clement Dorsey, and Ralpiel Neal; for the Assembly, the Old Four and no more.

I shall expect you this fall or winter as you promised me in your last letter you would visit us this winter or last. As you failed last I hope you will not this. You will please give my respects to all enquiring friends. Tell Cousin Mary she had better cometo Charles County with you this fall, and perhaps she might get a good old man for a companion, which I am sure she will not get in that old world. I hope you will not forget to write me by Mr. Fowkes as you neglected to answer my last letter. The girls are all very pretty and very good. I have not doubt they all send their respects to all enquiring friends.

I am your Obt. Servt. and benevolent friend,

Warren D.Watson


Written by watson1693

July 12, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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