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Clisby, A.W. to J. Patton Anderson – Dec. 31, 1857 – Marianna, FL

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Clisby, A.W. to J. Patton Anderson – Dec. 31, 1857 – Marianna, FL
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Clisby, A. W.
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North America -- Florida -- Marianna
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North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
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Marianna, Dec. 31st/57
Col. J. P. Anderson
Dear Sir
We arrived here safely about an hour since. A tremendous squall came down upon us
yesterday, about two hours before we reached Quincy, but I put Rebecca in the carriage,
donned my "India Rubber," and kept dry as did of course your aunt in the carriage. We
were agreeably surprised to find the hotel in Q. quite comfortable. It has passed out of
the hands of old Maj. Nathans, into those of Mr. Fall who appears as tho' he might
continue to keep a tolerable house.
We got gold in Tallahassee for two of the $100 drafts, deducting interest & 2
percent for premium on gold, & netting 193.00 which, I was told, was getting off
remarkably well. Mrs. Beatty is quite pleased with the looks of the hotel here, & I think
will be comfortable.
I inquired about the direction to be put on my boxes &c, & if they are directed to
me here, "care of T.H. Austin & Co. Apalachicola," they will reach me. I will write them
to forward the packages, pay charges &c, & send me their bill or have it presented by
their agent here; so if you will be kind enough to mark the boxes as above & send them to
Newport with orders to ship, there will be no further trouble.
Mrs. Beatty mentioned to me on the way over that you had been kind enough to
order a Sulkey [two-wheel buggy] for me, which you were in expectation of speedily
receiving. I need not say how highly I appreciate the friendly interest in my welfare, that
prompted this kindness on your part, nor express in words my gratification at the
knowledge of it, but this favor, as a token of your friendship, will greatly increase the
feelings of sincere respect and esteem, already strong, with which I regard you. And I
need not say that my best wishes & prayers for your welfare, spiritual & temporal, will
always be heartily yours.
Your Aunt will send a note by Charles also, and give further information
of her welfare We found Mr. Henry Brown in Tallahassee, waiting further light. His
prospects at Madison are gone, the church there having offered him but $600.00 per
annum, far too little for him to live on, or be offered a man of his age & standing. I fear
we shall lose him from Florida after all. Love to Mrs. Anderson and Millie
Truly yours &c
A.W. Clisby


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Marianna, Dec. 31st/57 Col. J. P. Anderson Dear Sir We arrived here safely about an hour sin ce. A tremendous squall came down upon us yesterday, about two hours before we reached Quincy, but I put Reb ecca in the carriage, donned my India Rubber, and kept dry as did of course your aunt in the carriage. We were agreeably surprised to fi nd the hotel in Q. quite comfor table. It has passed out of the hands of old Maj. Nathans, into those of Mr. Fall who appears as tho he might continue to keep a tolerable house. We got gold in Tallahassee for two of the $100 drafts, deducting interest & 2 percent for premium on gold, & netting 193.00 which, I was told, was getting off remarkably well. Mrs. Beatty is quite please d with the looks of th e hotel here, & I think will be comfortable. I inquired about the direction to be put on my boxes &c, & if they are directed to me here, care of T.H. Austin & Co. Apalachicol a, they will reach me. I will write them to forward the packages, pay charges &c, & se nd me their bill or have it presented by their agent here; so if you will be kind enough to mark the boxes as above & send them to Newport with orders to ship, there will be no further trouble. Mrs. Beatty mentioned to me on the wa y over that you had been kind enough to order a Sulkey [two-wheel buggy] for me, wh ich you were in expectation of speedily receiving. I need not say how highly I appreciate the friendly interest in my welfare, that prompted this kindness on your part, nor e xpress in words my gratification at the knowledge of it, but this favor, as a token of your friendship, will greatly increase the feelings of sincere respect and esteem, already strong, with which I regard you. And I need not say that my best wishes & prayers for your welfare, spir itual & temporal, will always be heartily yours. Your Aunt will send a note by Charle s also, and give further information of her welfare We found Mr. Henry Brown in Tallahassee, waiting further light. His prospects at Madison are gone, the church there having offered him but $600.00 per annum, far too little for him to live on, or be offered a man of his age & standing. I fear we shall lose him from Florida after all. Love to Mrs. Anderson and Millie Truly yours &c A.W. Clisby Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.