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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3457. Letter, 17 March 1849, of William R. Weldon, Elizabeth, Arkansas, to his parents and brother in Ballard County, Kentucky (Fancy Farm post office). He writes of his wish to hear news from home (including “how the Blacks are getting along”) since his departure five months earlier, reports his attendance at a “genteel” wedding, and suggests that his parents consider joining him in Arkansas. To his brother, he writes of his embarrassment at having to strip the clothing off an attractive young lady after her dress accidentally caught fire. He further remarks that she had a “disease which is very common in Kentucky called the flirts.”


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SC 3457 WELDON William typescript.doc (33 kB)
Letter from William Weldon to Abraham & Mary Weldon 1849



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