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Catalog Number 2015.02.0016
Object Name Letter
Date 1826
Title 1826 October 4 Orlando Brown to Samuel Brown
Scope & Content Letter from Orlando Brown (Tuscumbia, AL) to Samuel Brown (Nashville, TN). Orlando discusses the death of his Uncle Preston W. Brown.


Tuscumbia, October 4th 1826

My Dear Uncle

Let us who are at a distance from that scene of horror pour into each other's bosoms the little consolation we can gather. I think upon my deceased uncle as one who was dear to me in blood but still dearer in affection. I loved him for his kindness to me and for his many virtues. I can not go on any further. Poor Louisa-affliction awful affliction has overtaken her. Can my presence be consoling to her-if it can I will go to Nashville instantly.

Your afflicted nephew,

[Address Block]
Samuel Brown M.D.
Nashville, Tennessee

[Return Address]

12 ½

[Archivist Note]
Letter about Louisa V. Brown's father's death. Dr. Preston Brown--killed 23 September, 1826
People Orlando Brown
Samuel Brown
Preston W. Brown
Search Terms Murder of Preston Watts Brown