Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1851 August 29

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Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1851 August 29


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Wmsburg Agut 29. 1851.

My dear Sir.

May I ask the favor of you to enquire
of Doctors Wyatt & Jones the Amt of their bills apld me
on Acct of George B. Pollard my Ward? Also send me
if you please the Amt due yourself on Acct of
our boys. I wish to make some arrangemt to pay.
The Gust has done our Corn great damage over
here - indeed, I think it has injured my Crop
more than on any former Occasion within the last
20 yrs. Every thing over here is as dull as it
can well be. The great failure of Sheldon
and Maupin has injure many and cast
a gloom over the business of the place.
I am, almost the only one not affected by
the occurrence. Years ago I was pressed for
my debts, and I am now glad I was, as
the effect has been to put me far above
where I should have stood had those debts
been permitted to accumulate against me.
Still I owe some Money but with the Lords assistance
I hope the time is not distant when I shall
owe no man any thing. I am exceedingly anxious
to have a Farm on the River, to which I
might resort occasionally. Do you know

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on what terms, Col. Jones' place could now be

Inclosed I send an Advertisement which have the
goodness to put up for me at your C House.
A line or two, if you please, some time next week,
as I shall then leave for New Kent to stay a
short time, in order to effect a sale, if I can -
and at any rate to attend to the shipping of
my Wheat. With my love to Sarah
and the children, I am

As ever faithfully yrs
S Jones

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T. B. Montague Esqr.
Mail Gloucester C House

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Jones, Scervant, 1785-1854, “Scervant Jones letter to Thomas B. Montague, 1851 August 29,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 25, 2022,

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