Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1850 October 5

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Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1850 October 5



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My dear Sir. I presume that you
have recd mine of yesterday
requesting you to send early
on Tomorrow morng down to the
ferry at Gloucester Town for
our boys Elisha & George by
whom I now sent this note.

I need not say that both
My Wife & Self have every
Confidence that you will
do the best you can with
and for our boys. It is our
request not only that you
learn them their Books, but
also how to behave themselves,
to each other & to every body else.
Please pay special attention to
their Morals and Manners. They
have never been controled and

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know nothing about taking
care of their Clothes, Books,
or any thing else. I sincerely
hope that you will be able
soon, greatly to imporve them :
and to give them established habits
of propriety in all things, and
diligence in business.

Several of my Servants are
sick and I am so unwell
as scarcely to be about - but
with love to all & desiring
that you will write shortly
and let us hear how the
boys get on & how you
all are, I am, as ever,

Sincerely yrs.
S Jones

Saturday Eveng
Octo 5. 1850.

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T. B. Montague Esqr.
Gloucester C House
By Elisha & George Pollard

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Jones, Scervant, 1785-1854, “Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1850 October 5,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 25, 2022,

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