Scervant Jones letter to Scervant Jones, 1850 May 3

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Scervant Jones letter to Scervant Jones, 1850 May 3



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Shelly, Warwick County 3d May 1850

Cousin Scervant

I expect you have heard of the Death of
Bourbon Jones before this time he died on the 22d day of last
Month, he had been here Several days staying with us and went
from here to Mr D P. Curlis's where he was taken sick and died
in a few days I had a good neat Coffin made for him and put
him in the ground at William Wynne's where he always desi-
to be put, you will please inform Mr Montague of his death.
I expect from the best information I can get he has due him
about Seventy five dollars in good hands, he owes a little not
much I reckon, I suppose after paying funeral expenses &ampc
there will be some thirty or forty dollars left as far as I can at
present Judge, I suppose Mr Montague had better quallify on
his Estate in order to collect what is due or if he prefers that
I should quallify as it is inconvenient to him I will do so
as it is a Small Matter, I would have written to Mr Montague
but I did not know his address, remeber us to him & family
our love to you and family. Your Relation & friend in haste

Mr. S. Jones


Elder Scervant Jones

Politeness of
D. P Curtis Esqr

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Jones, Scervant, 1785-1854, “Scervant Jones letter to Scervant Jones, 1850 May 3,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 14, 2024,