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1821-01-00 Letter from Garrett Applegate to Mary his wife

Deliver with haste
To Mr James Applegate
Aleghany County
State of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown Post Office

State of Indiana

Jan 1821
Dear [ . . . ]

it is (plea)sure I take this opportunity
of infer (ming (y)ou that we are all well at present [. . .] these few lines may find you Injoying the same blessing.

I received your letter baring date November the 23 which gave me grait satisfaction to heare of your welfare. you (w)rote to me concerning our going to that country. you are there and I am here you are certainly the best judge yourself whether you can live thare or here best you have tried both places and by this time you sertainly can tell which place you can be the best satisfied in and I want you to determine what you intend to do as I cannot live this way any longer and if I have to go back Lett me know so that I can prepare for it. I have been preparing a pearogue to come in and have it nearly half made and I want you to write as soon as you receive this what you have determined to do and if you conclude to stay thare I intend to make preparations for starting as soon in the spring as the weatter will admit. Allso Joseph Am [. . .] is making all the preperation he posibly can for coming to that country and request you to leave his mare thare if you should come as he is determined to leave this country. I do expect it will be a tedious journey and dont expect to reach thare much before harvest but if you stay I must try it.

We have had a very [. . .]
been very cold and a grai here [. . .]
this winter so far and by there [. . .]
ther has been more snow [. . .] winter than ever was known before [. . .]reaches thare before

Isaiah leaves [. . .] him know that his family is well and longs to see him home once more. We have benn looking for him this long time but have give him out until Spring

I add no more at present but remain your loving husband untill Death

Garrett Applegate

Linked toGarrett Wall Applegate; Mary Johnson

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