Early Letters by Terre Hauteans

Transcript*

Letter from George Jordan
to George Washington Bennett

January 16, 1836

 

 

      Terre Haute Jany? 16th 1836
                             Dear Sir  I owe an apology for
neglect of writing but it is owing to my circumstances
not [?] [long?] to [relate?]  I now will elt you know some
thing of the accurence of our county health and
deaths  we are all in health except Martha Haynes
who is confined to her Bed and perhaps dangerous
by a protracted illness=  Isaac Lambert died in
October last also Mrs Brown and Mrs Patterson about
the same time=  The season has been cold and change
able = produce is in good demand pork $5 & 6 flou[r]
7.50 & 8   wheat 1.12 [&] corn 20 & 25[dull?] at this [time?]
I have sould my corn a 25cts. per bus and perhap will
deliver in Neworleans a the purchasers [risk?]  
They will be considerable corn taken from the Wabash
this season Altho there is some doubt of prices to
Justify owing to the [reduced?] price of Sugar in you
[market?] = pork  is on the decline at present I think
it can be had at 4 & 5 [?] [?]good article
If you want any article in the produs line will write
Immediately and I will forward the same to order
  I am with Respect yours [?]
                                           George Jordan
[?] B If you know anything of the death of [Hartwell?]
[custus?] will please write me as it is interesting to me

 


Address Information

 

 

[Address is written vertically on back of last page as follows]

                   Mr G W Bennett    
                                  Natchez
                                            Miss

[Stamp that reads] Terre Haute, Jan 21, I a. [on left side of page]

[On right side of page] #25

 

 

  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.