Letter from Abner Miles in Yanceyville, N.C. to Paul A. Haralson in Social Circle, Ga.
Your friendly letter of the 11th has been duly received and believe me when I say I was quite glad to hear from you, your family & friends in Georgia. I would have answered it by return mail if I could have seen Mr Mebane & Gunn in time to have ______ but not seeing Mr Gunn for several das after the ______ of letter has caused a few das delay.- I now will _______ to answer _______________________________________ since you left. Capt Graves _________ about this time and in part an account of the __________ debt ______ him. I say a few days since he wished you would _______ and help him out of that difficulty, the Walker ______________ will turn out but indeed, not one cent paid by the Trustee ________ and he says the Trust will not pay more than 40 to the ______ and doubts whether it will do that. Willis instructed Robinson to ___________ Alabama, to pay off your part of the Walker debt, _________ which was sent to him, I had been drawn by that ________ being in the _____ of a man (Henderson) to borrow ______ or hand my property sold, and having done so and paid _______ for which we was jointly bound I appealed to the _______ on the _____ that delayed the matter until Robertson paid __________ the net proceed of John which I applied to said _____ which I think is between thirty & forty dollars more that you ________ for Walker that balance you shall have on application ________ Walkerís business will be wound up. I cannot tell _____________ to sell. The sale money becomes due next Monday. Genl Graves still hangs on and with better prospects that for several ____________. If his creditors will indulge him a year or _______ I think he will pull out. You know his brothers are buying Negroes for him. He says since last fall he has aid near __________ dollars of his indebtedness, he has paid I believe nearly ________ Hodnett debt. P. Hodnett & family are well and doing well _______ town today. Bob Anderson left here a few weeks ago _______ to Raleigh and obtained license to practice law. ________ his fathers at this time I understand, what he __________ I cannot say, John K. & lady was well a few days _______ they have _________ very ____ the village since their marriage. They stay mostly at _______ in Halifax Va. Pink & John are both quite _____. Pink attends to business for his father and John A reads law.
You speak of our having long been friends with the exception of one time when there was some appearance of unkindness. So far I forgotten any and all unkind feelings which may have arisen through momentary sentiment towards you ________. I declare I do not know to what particular time or ________ you allude. I know at various time in an excited ____________________________________________________________ feelings of _____ words by which they were indicated, and if you have not always __________ friend since our first acquaintance. I have veen deceived and _______ in my heart that was bitter or unkind towards Paul A. Haralson I would raise my ______ hands and heart to ______ being whose nature is love and ask him to take it far away _______ they are not there.
Regarding your brothers letter and the Mississippi land Mr Mebane _____ Mr Gunn instructs me to say to you they are unwilling ________ the offer as yet. They wish you to write to your brother and _________ him to attend to the collection of the money due there ___________ let you know when it can be collected. Mr Mebane says if he _____ get that it would nearly release John Hís securities ________ by waiting a little longer before the land was sold it would ________ pay all Johnís liabilities.
I do not know what more to say that would interest you. I expect _________ & lady will start for Georgia in a few days. Myself _______ are well with the people generally in the village. Crops of ________ very promising wheat crops tolerable, the scarcity of plants __________ the tobacco crops,
Political ______ is gradually rising. Polk & Texas seems to carry _____ before _____ here.
Give my best respects to Leannah the old Col. & lady and believe me to be your sincere friend.
© 2002 Tommy Booker
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