Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

Authors

J. Maxwell

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Description

This handwritten letter, written in script and dated June 6, 1810, to Rev. James Smylie in Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, from J. Maxwell [Macaide], in Greenville, Mississippi, discusses the writer's failed courtship of a young lady, his thoughts on who may have negatively spoken of him with the lady in question, his thoughts on ""religious people"". The writer goes on to beseech the reverend to ""undo"" whatever negative opinions were set forth about the writer and opine about the difficulties of finding bride when one is poor. The writer concludes by describing the illness of a friend (fever). The last page (the address page) also includes a list of ""Those Unpaid"" and ""Those Unpaid"" with names and dollar amounts.

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Publication Date

6-6-1810

Time Period

1810-1819

Geographic Location

Greenville, MS

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Correspondence

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MFM_MSS-658_1810-06-06-_Letter-1810_0001s

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Letters Rev. James Smylie, Washington, Adams County, Mississippi re. Yellow fever in Natchez, Cotton Prices, Presbyterian church, 1810-1839

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Letter, J. Maxwell, in Greenville, Mississippi to Rev. James Smylie in Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, June 6, 1810

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