North Carolina Senator writes to Father In Law about whiskey
Oct. 29, 1877
Andrew Carson Cowles was 44 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Reuben Reynolds, was 64 when it was received.
Andrew Carson Cowles died 3 years, 2 months, 7 days after writing this.
It was written 142 years, 5 months, 3 days ago.
It was a Monday.
Hamptonville, N. C.
Monday morning, Oct 29th *
Dear Mr. Reynolds,
B___ can not take over the keg of Brandy to fill up. And upon reflection I have cancelled that, so little is lacking in each bbl. that if things require to filled at all. You may fill out of one of the small kegs of rectified whiskey in the smoke house.
We are all well, I am just starting after a load of corn up to the “Fox Knobs.” We’ll get back tonight, tell sister Bell we will look hard for her next week; would be glad to hear from some of you tomorrow. Has Uncle Hugh and________referred their matters? Maggie and the baby have written to sister Bell.
____need not know what are fill with.
*Possibly 1877 (this was the only Monday on Oct. 29, from 1867 — 1883)