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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.

[Transcription]

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,
Orlando

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

[Return Address]
Tuscumbia

[Postage]
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