Letter from Joseph Throckmorton (Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania) to Laura Throckmorton, his wife (Sparta post office, Morrow County, Ohio), 2 August 1862

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Letter from Joseph Throckmorton (Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania) to Laura Throckmorton, his wife (Sparta post office, Morrow County, Ohio), 2 August 1862

Description

Joseph Throckmorton, (Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania) to Laura Throckmorton, his wife (Sparta post office, Morrow County, Ohio), letter, 2 August 1862; Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton Toothman III Collection, privately held by Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton Toothman III, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 2016. Glenn received the original letter intact with its envelope after it was purchased via eBay auction. Joseph was visiting Waynesburg and writing the letter to his second wife, Laura (Peck) (Gilbert) Throckmorton, at their home in Ohio.

Owned and shared with the Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project in 2016 by Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton Toothman III - son of Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton Toothman Jr. & Katherine Jane Throckmorton.

Creator

Toothman, Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton (III) (collection)
Throckmorton, Joseph (author)

Identifier

TOOG-AN001-0001-0001
TOOG-AN001-0001-0002
TOOG-AN001-0001-0003
TOOG-AN001-0001-0004

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The author of this letter was Joseph Throckmorton Sr. [1785-1881] - son of Job Throckmorton & Mary Robinson. He was twice married, first to Catharine Hulsart and second to Laura (Peck) Gilbert. This letter is written to the latter wife.

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"Waynesburg Green[e] Co Pa

August 2, 1862

Dear wife

I take the presen[t] / opportunity to let you [know] that I / received yours the 23 July / and am glad to hear from / you that you are well as / common, as for my self I / am not very well I am / very weak and have fell / away very much in flesh / I wrote a letter to John that / if he would come in in the / turn of 2 or 3 weeks I would go / home with him Daniel & Joseph / has so much to do & it will / be so late before they are done / harvesting or one of them would / come home with me, pleas[e] let / me know on what condition you / get the hay cut & who done it //

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as I wrote to John to / consult you & to get some / one to cut it & I would pay / for it[.]

I wish you would get some / one to cut that wood if / you can if Jack won't do it / & I will pay for it.

I wish you would let me / know how the mare looks / & if they tended the corn / with her[.] I would like to / know how the hogs is doing / and if they have growed / much[.] There is a great / many little things that I / would like to know a / bout, but I cannot mention / them in / a short let[t]er you will / pleas[e] let me know in your next / anything that would be interesting / to me //

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as I think a great / deal about you & home[.] / you wished to know / which one of James['] Daughter[s] / it was that died it was / Catharine, Cole[']s Wife[.] She / lost all four of her children / & dyed [sic] her self.***

Those lice you speak of / has ruined the oats in / this county and I think / they hurt / some of the wh / eat all though jenerally [sic] / the wheat is good / they call them abolition / lice here[.]

They are listing men / here for nine months / There is a company make / ing in town & will soon / be full. The children is / all well so far as I know[.] //

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I conclud[e] with / my respects to John / & family Needles & / family and all that / may enquire after / me[.]

give my respects to / Mary Dill[.]

let me know in your / next if Whiteley is at / home. Tell Mary Elen / not to let it bee too long before she writes / that letter[.]

So now I conclude with / my sincere love to you / my Dear wife

This from your husband

Joseph Throckmorton to his / wife Laura Throckmorton"

***Catharine Throckmorton was the daughter of James Robinson Throckmorton, Joseph's brother. She was married to John W. Cole.

Citation

Toothman, Glenn Jacob Roy Thornton (III) (collection) and Throckmorton, Joseph (author), “Letter from Joseph Throckmorton (Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania) to Laura Throckmorton, his wife (Sparta post office, Morrow County, Ohio), 2 August 1862,” Greene Connections, accessed September 19, 2018, https://greeneconnections.omeka.net/items/show/226.

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