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Letter from Col. Robert Love to Thomas Dillard Love

Letter to Thomas Dillard Love from Col. Robert Love while he was on his way to West Tennessee, in the year 1812, where he had a vast interest in lands. This letter throws some light on the location of his brother, James, or whom, and of whose descendants, there is little known at present, but which I hope to learn of later on, if possible, and which, if I do, I will incorporate in these papers-F.D. Love, Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Maury County, Cathy’s Creek 19th Aug 1812 Dear Thomas: I got here last night and found your Uncle James’ family all well Although’ I find some complaints in this country (& ever since I turned the Cumberland Mountain) with the Ague & fever. Yet is not considerable considering the number of inhabitants in this county. This country throughout exceeds by far any other I have ever seen to produce. It is astonishing, to with the corn crops here this year, and every thing...

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Letter from Robert Love to Thomas D. Love – 29 Nov. 1813

Soc***Grove, 29 Nov. 1813 Dear Thomas: I am told that you are very attentive and study very hard. The first, I am well pleased with, but your study ought to be so regulated as not to injure either your mind or health. I wish you would pay a little more attention to writing & spelling. If you appropriate only two hours in each day you might improve yourself much, and it might also be beneficial by relieving your mind when it is fatigued, which it is as liable to as the body after excessive labor. Learning to write a good hand will qualify you for public life by writing fair you may fill offices that may be lucrative, and such as you nor no other person can fill with dignity without that art. I have not sent you a saddle by the Boys owing to a neglect of mine when I was in Asheville last; and I think not prudent to trust to them to choose you one, for you ought to have a good one, therefore the first time I go to Asheville I will either purchase you one, if I see any that I think will suit, or otherwise, I will get Westall to make you one, and as soon afterwards as a good opportunity offers, I will send it over to you, until which time you...

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Letter from John Bell Love to Thomas Dillard Love

Copy of a Letter from John Bell Love to Thomas Dillard Love, his brother, and now in my possession.-F.D.Love Waynesville, Nov. 18th, _____ Dear Brother: I hasten to mention the official dispatch received from our Ministers a few days ago; after entering on the negotiations with the British Ministers; it was explicitly demanded by the British Commissioners as a sine quo non as the only condition on which they were instructed to treat with America that the United States should undo a way a large portion of the State of Ohio & Territories adjacent, as well as a portion of the Eastern parts of Massachusetts, & the obligation to keep up no defenses either by land or water; on these conditions they are willing to make peace. I hope every man in the nation will unite in the struggle which is to determine whether the nations are to remain free or be enslaved. We once bought the same proud fool to yield to justice, & we are fully able for the task now. I am, With love & Respect, &c. John Bell Love, (Addressed) Capt. Thomas D. Love. Favor per Carter County, William C. Love East...

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Letter from Col. Robert Love to Dillard Love

Letter from Col. Robert Love to his son, Dillard Love, who was then visiting Thomas D. Love, in East Tennessee. Waynesville, 6th, of Nov. 1815. Dear Dillard: I wish you would hurry business as much as possible. Everything here is in a bad way. I am confined down with a strained ankle. John starts tomorrow with steers to Charlestown in company with his cousin, James. William is now at a Writing School held in the Court House by a Maj(?) Porter and a Mr. Milligan, and James are in the store in the absence of Mr. Moore, who is now in South Carolina. We have this morning commenced gathering our corn. I returned from Dobson’s on Tuesday last. We have two loads of cider to draw from there this fall, which will, with other business, keep us extremely busy. The Steers for feeding ought soon to be had up. I am afraid that things will go slowly on until I can get about myself. I have not a chance to write to your grandmother, which I wish to do. I wish it was possible that you could prevail on her to spend her last days with us; I know she could be more comfortably taken care of by her daughter and myself that to remain in her present situation. She must be so infirm as to need considerable assistance....

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Letter from Robert Love to Thomas D. Love

Letter from Robert Love to Thomas D. Love. Waynesville, 2nd day of November 1814 Dear Thomas: I have sent you by Dillard one hundred and fifty dollars in Bank Notes, which is all Mr. Carsons declares he could raise, having tried to borrow at several place. Those that are on this State’s Banks I flatter myself you can change in Asheville as you pass through. The balance of $150. I will pay you at our next Superior Court, which is the time his(Carsons) note is due to me; he purchased 23 head of steers, and, for which, he gave me $408. I flatter myself that you & Sammy will use every exertion in getting my wagon Ironed. I know I could and would have had such a job for either of you completed long ago, if the same means and opportunities could be under my influence. I hope you are well, as we are at this time. You had best list the Bank Notes as to date & NO. Particularizing the Bank upon which they have issued and *****as the same stating from who recd. Since writing the above I have exchanged two $10. Notes of this State’s Bank for twenty dollar note on the State Bank of South Carolina, which you find of No. 2 & dated the 2nd, of October 1813-this note I had from John Howell....

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Letter from Thomas D. Love to John Blair

Letter from Thomas D. Love to John Blair Dear Sir: Elizabethton, Tenn, Jan. 20th, 1829. I have discerned from the newspapers Fifth Census, or enumeration of the people is about to be taken. What method will be adopted by Congress for taking, has not appeared in the papers that I take. Should a different plan be thought advisable by Congress to take the enumeration, than the old method of taking it, towit: by the marshals of the different states under the instructions of the Secretary of the United States, and the authority of doing it be place in other, men, then, in that event, I would take it as a particular favor that you would aid me by your influence to procure me and office in that business, if you should think I am capable and worthy of such an appointment; but should the old method be sanctioned by the wisdom of Congress, which it likely will be the case, than as I presume you are acquainted with the men of East Tennessee, I would be very thankful if you would give my your assistance to procure me the Office of this County of Carter for that purpose. Perhaps, you could get H. White to aid you in the business, as I should suppose his influence would be of great benefit in that case, as he must be acquainted...

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Letter from J.C.L. Gudger to Franklin Love – Descendants

Treasury Dept. Mr. F.D. LOVE, Washington, D.C. March 19th, 1903. Georgetown, Tex. My Dear Sir: Your letter in regard to Col. Robert Love reached me in due time but I have had no convenient opportunity to answer your inquiries till now. Col. Robert Love was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army and joined Gen. Greene in N.C. during his (Greene’s) celebrated retreat from S.C. to near Danville, Va., and the subsequent battle of Guilford Court House March 15th, (I think) 1781. Col. Love was my great-grandfather. He was not at the battle of Guilford Court House, having been sent off to S.W. Va., to the lead mines, there to procure lead for Green’s Army. He was in the battle at Whitwell’s Mills, a short while before Guilford Court House. There is an application on file for a pension by my great Grandfather, Robert Love, in the pension Office here, and if you will write the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C., he will, I have no doubt, send you a copy. It is very inconvenient for me to personally procure it for you, as the opening and closing of the Treasury, where I am employed, and Pension Office are the same. Robert Love was a son of Samuel Love and Dorcas Bell (of the family of John Bell, of Tenn., a candidate for President in 1860); date of marriage, I...

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Letter from John B. Love to Thomas Dillard Love

Waynesville, May 3rd, 1814. My Dear Brother: It is with a sensation of gratitude that I have the happiness of informing you that we are all in a reasonable state of health at present, thanks be to the Kind Providence for conferring on us such a Blessing. I understand from Father’s letter, which he received from you a few days ago, that you were indisposed, supposed by the consumption. This, I think, you have brought on by too much studiousness hard reading and so much sitting creates stupidity, heaviness and dullness of mind; to redress this complaint, it would be necessary to relax in your study. This, I think, would have a tendency to restore you to your health again; if not, you will inevitably impair your health to such a degree that you will never restore it to its proper station again. My dear brother, this is the 2nd, letter I have wrote to you, and have not received the first answer. I want you to communicate with me on all occasions, as I am always anxious to hear from you and your family, and all friends in that part of the country. Nothing more at present, but remain, Your loving brother until Death, John B. Love, To-Thomas D. Love, N.B. I wish you would give me a complete statement of what our taxable property was estimated to....

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Letter from Thomas Love to his brother Robert Love of Haywood County, North Carolina

Henry Co., Paris, Tennessee. Dear Brother: 16th, May 1844 You, no doubt, have understood how I have been afflicted for the last 2 or 3 years with Rheumatic pains in my neck. My suffering has been great since the warm weather set in. I think the pain in my neck has a little abated, but my left knee and right elbow and wrist are in such a situation that I can scarcely walk about yard. I did think in the Winter that after warm weather set in, I would be able to go to Carolina and see you once more in this life, but at this time, my dear brother, it is utterly impossible with me. I received a letter from your grandson, Robert Love, of Carter County, some time in Feb. last, stating that he was authorized by you to receive from the Gambles, the balance of what was coming to you from the estate of our uncle, Joseph Bell, deceased, of August County, Va., which is about, or near, two hundred dollars. I have no doubt but what your grandson’s statements was correct, but still I would prefer an order from under your had to show as a voucher by what authority I paid over the money. I have been trying for some several years past to collect the money without making a journey particularly for it,...

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Letter from John P. Arthur to Franklin D. Love

Copy of letter from John P. Arthur to me. John P. Arthur Asheville, N.C. April 17th, 1903. Attorney at Law. Franklin D. Love, Esqr., Georgetown, Texas. Dear Sir: Yours of the 14th, inst., to hand. I spoke to Mrs. Hilliard this morning about writing a sketch of the life of her Grandfather, Robert Love, but she says that she is not in a position to give you as much information as I have already furnished, as she was but nine or ten years old when he died, and she has but a faint recollection of him. I suggest that before you have your account of his life printed, you send it to me here, or to Miss Mary Love Stringfield, at Waynesville for such suggestions, corrections and alterations as they may devise. In this way nothing will be omitted; nothing be included that should not be, and if there are any errors, they should be corrected. At any rate, this is the best means of securing fullness and accuracy. I will make it my business to submit it to all who are in a position to revise it, and return it to you, if you adopt this suggestion. No one seems willing to undertake the task of writing out a full account of his life, for various reasons; but if the first draft or framework is read to them,...

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Letter from Dillard Lafayette Love to Franklin D. Love

A letter from Dillard Lafayette Love, son of John Bell Love. Sulva, N.C. Feb. 23rd, 1903. Frank D. Love, Esqr., My dear Cousin: Your letter of the 17th, inst., is before me, I wish I knew more of our Ancestor to write you, but I fear that we have neglected too long to gather the fragments, however, I will give you what I know. Robert Love, of Augusta Co., VA was the son of Samuel Love, and was born in that county. His Mother’s maiden name was Dorcas Bell. He married Mary Dillard the daughter of General Thomas Dillard, of Pittsylvania Co., VA, and settled in Washington Co. N.C., now Tennessee, near Jonesboro, Tenn. He moved to Buncombe Co., N.C., and represented the County in the State Senate from 1793 to 1795, and his brother, Thomas Love, who also married a sister of his wife, represented the County of Buncombe, N.C., 1800 to 1806. His application for a pension (next page) shows that he fought in the battle of King’s Mountain. He was in the Sevier and Tipton war over the State of Franklin-see “Ramsey’s History of Tennessee”, and “The Heroes of King’s Mountain” speaks of him. I have no data as Uncle James R. Love, the youngest son, had all of his papers, and Maj. W. W. Stringfield, who married his youngest daughter got his home burned and...

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Letter from John Baxter to Robert Love

Knoxville, Tennessee. My Dear Sir: September 2nd, 1861 Your letter of the 29th July did not reach me before I left for Richmond. What detained it I do not know. But on my return I received and read it with great interest. By it, I see that you had properly appreciated my position. From what I had heard, you had misconceived my views, but I seen now that you had not. With the strongest possible convictions against the policy and propriety of Secession, I have ever exerted by influence to preserve peace in East Tennessee, and, as I think, with no little success. You will see the result in Nelson’s card to the people of East Tennessee. I approached him as a friend and opened up the way to convictions without which he most probably would not have made the concessions which seemed to be indispensable as a prerequisite to his release. By degrees he came to the opinions entertained by me, and by common consent, we both made a step forward, acknowledged the country divided and consented in our own minds to yield to a necessity-to an evil which we could not arrest. The result you will see in his card, which was submitted to me and approved by me in manuscript. Under this connection that the country was inevitably divided, I have been assiduously laboring since my...

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Letter from W.G. Brownlow to Robert Love

Knoxville, February 26th, 1861. Robert Love, Esqr., I desire to purchase a young Negro woman, and to pay down in par funds. Diley would suite me, and I think she would be willing to live with me. I buy, not for speculation, or to trade, but to keep her. What will you take, cash in hand, for Diley? Set your lowest figures. If you will not sell, will you hire her, and at what rates? I am going you for her hire, and will pay it when you visit our place. If you will sell Diley, and I can go the price, I will go up after her. If you will not sell, perhaps, Col. N.G. Taylor, may have one that will suit. She must be a number one girl of good qualities, or I would not give any thing for her. See him, if you will not sell, or any one else willing to sell a valuable girl or woman, not old, and suited to house work, and write me by return mail thereafter. Very truly, etc. W.G. Brownlow, Note: The above party was one of the strongest abolitionists ever in the United States, and was a very strong Union man during the Civil War. He has written two or three books, one of which is “Parson Brownlow’s Book”, and denounces the South and the Southern men, who...

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Third Letter from Edson Woodman

Dear Comrade: There were some things that I have omitted in the other “write-up” that I feel constrained to mention to you personally, you can use it or not as you choose. I had read of “The Fighting Edge,” “The Firing Line,” “The Danger Zone,” “The Double,” etc. How “Bacon and Hard Tack were Poor Food,” how the poor fellows “Were Sometimes Short of Coffee and Sugar,” how “They Rarely Got Vegetables,” how that “At One Time Only Had 10 Days’ Rations” to last 12 days, how on “Shipboard they Had No Ice,” how at one time they had To Go Two Weeks Without Getting Any ‘Laundrying’ Done,” how they had to sometimes “Sleep on the Ground.” Of a wounded soldier’s saying, “Beg Pardon,” when reporting to his Lieutenant Colonel. Of their “Charging and Fighting” for “Fourteen Hours “Without Food” (and a very small dead list). Of their “Hard Marching” (it is six or eight miles from the coast to San Juan). How under “Army Regulations” each regiment should have “twenty-four wagons.” How Little Old Joe Wheeler was “Second in Command.” How this . campaign lasted 26 days, and that had the troops not been brought back at. once “They would have all perished there.” And now listen. When an old army officer, who had been in the service 26 years, told me that “He had ‘never seen or...

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Second Letter from Edson Woodman

Last winter my wife and self visited Cuba and having read and heard so much of the campaigning on the Island of the American troops during the Spanish-American war of 1898, we were greatly interested in learning all we could of the exact facts, by gathering such statistics as we could and personally looking over their battle-fields, together with a considerable portion of the adjacent country. And while much could be said of this beautiful Island, space will permit us to speak only of the military operations there, which, though brief, were of the most vital importance to the Cubans, whose only hope of self-rule and relief from Spanish oppression lay in intervention by the United States. We saw the sun rise over the sea, just before passing Moro Castle, at the entrance of Havana Harbor. Here lies “The Wreck of the Maine,” which blackened and twisted, marks the place where that battleship was blown up February 15th, 1898, and where more than 250 of our sailor boys were unfortunately exterminated. It is an unsightly object now, is in the way in the harbor, and brings feelings of sadness to all Americans who sail into or out of the harbor. We were informed that the U. S. administration would not allow it to be disturbed or removed. Just why, we do not know. We visited “The Moro” and “Cabanas...

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