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Title Letter from Stephen Terry to Samuel Thompson
Dates of Creation August 5, 1838
Scope & Content Letter written by Stephen Terry to his stepfather, Captain Samuel Thompson, dated August 5, 1838, about his trip to Leesville with Mr. East, and thanking Captain Thompson for lending him a horse. He mentions the High Sheriff John Ward, who was killed by a falling tree. He also refers to John C. Ward, the deceased man's son. He ends the letter saying he hopes to be able to visit Captain Thompson soon, and sends good wishes to Captain Thompson's wife (Stephen Terry's mother, Martha [Farmer] Terry Thompson). On the back of the letter is the name of the addressee, Capt. Samuel Thompson, Riceville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and a note saying "carried by Mr. East". There are two comments added to the letter at a later date and in different handwriting, signed M.A T. (Martha Ann Thompson). The second writer is claiming Lot 13 in Riceville, as the 13th heir of the estate of her father, Samuel Thompson. She also claims that the original letter shows friendly relations between her father and Stephen Terry.
Year Range from 1838.0
Creator Goodwin, Lucy A
Year Range to 1838.0
Subjects Accidents
Falling tree
High sheriff
Search Terms Cherbis Ford
Goodwin family
Leesville, Virginia
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Terry family
Ward's Bridge
People East, Mr.
Terry, Martha Farmer
Terry, Stephen
Thompson, Martha Ann
Thompson, Samuel, Capt.
Tompson, Martha (Farmer) Terry
Ward, John
Ward, John C
Collection Goodwin Collection
Imagefile 030\200951013.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2009.51.013
Extent of Description 7 1/4" x 12 1/4" folded and written on all three sides