Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1854 April 11

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Date: 1854 April 11
Item: Letter
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Lexington, Virginia
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Lexington, VA
April 11th 1854

My Dear Sister,

Last night I received a letter from Uncle John White, in which the states that Uncle Madison is not willing to have Uncle Cummins' property sold so far as to pay off his (Cummins) debts and that Madison is opposed to having the mills rented out again, but is trying to get them into his own hands, and he already had got the negroes from Jacob Jackson. Uncle John thinks that the property ought to be sold so far as to pay off Uncle Cummins' debts and the remainder to be divided among the heirs, and I think that such is the proper course. He offers to do the best he can for you and me provided we wish him to do so. I have offered to give him my interest as an heir because I was afraid that in going to law I might spend more than my interest would be worth. I wish you would let Uncle John know whether he shall do anything for you or not. I hope that by this time all is well with you. Ellie joins me in love to yourself and family.

Your brother, Thomas

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