1751 letter from a nephew to Ebenezer Holmes of Charles Town, South Carolina
Sept. 21, 1751
Francis Holmes was 36 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Ebenezer Holmes, was 46 when it was received.
It was written 272 years, 14 days ago.
It was a Tuesday.
Charles Town So Carolina
10 September 1751
Your kind favour I rec'd of Cap't Hutchinson with the Deed for the land for which I am much obliged, a few days past died my wive's Father without a will. He died possest of a good estate great part of which lies in lands. He had a widow two sons & two daughters. We shall get at least L500 Sterling besides a plantation which my wives brother promises to give her emmediately, so that with yours & my other Friends kind assistance I hope to be on a tolerable footing again in the world, my wife & children desires to be remembered by you & their aunts. I have sent you a small box of oranges by Capt. Haugh of which beg your acceptance. Our trees are just beginning to bear again. We shall ship none but what goes as presents, I have not further to trouble you but am with the utmost regard
I have paid Cap't Hugh the freight of
The box oranges marked E H
Mr. Eben Holmes
*Some punctuation added to assist reading.