North Carolina senator writes Uncle

Recipient

Date Written

Oct. 31, 1870

Andrew Carson Cowles was 37 years old when this was written.
Andrew Carson Cowles died 10 years, 2 months, 5 days after writing it.
It was written 149 years, 17 days ago.
It was a Monday.

Hawkinsville, N. Carolina
Oct. 31, 1870

Dear Uncle Hugh,

Lee will hand you this in a P S. to a letter written to Maggie & Pa. I mentioned that if you would send a bbl of your whiskey I would rectify it and sell it to your townsman, Otho Barclay. This moment I have a note from Barclay saying that he wants a bbl. You had best send it by Lee covered in straw & apprehend no____. Please give Lee an early start in the morning. As I shoed expect him to reach here tomorrow night, I write in haste.

And and busy meeting,
And affectionately yours,
Andrew C Cowles

Barclay had better not know of my getting the_____of you as he is particular in regard to Yadkin distilled. If you wish to send more than one bbl you can do so.

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