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W. F. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 2 July 1879

This letter is about a July 1879 - July 1880 mail contract Wilbur F. Askew secured.

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Albemarle Steam Navigation Company

Str Chowan

July 2nd 1879

Dear Farther

[Father], I have been off for a few days about this mail contract and am glad to state to you that I have succeeded in getting the contract for the balance of the term ending July 1st 1880. I have the papers now in my pocket and will take charge of the mail to-night [tonight] when I get to Plymouth. I guess Old Bell will feel Kind of Billious [Bilious] to morrow [tomorrow] morning when I arrive in Windsor with the mail. I left home last Friday I left all well. Jennie has gone to the mountains she left Norfolk for Richmond this Morning on the Richmond Boat. I will be home inside of or about 3 weeks. My love to all

Your Son

W.F. Askew

come down & see us

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Citation: W. F. Askew to Father [Zephaniah Askew], July 2, 1879, Steamer Chowan, Askew Family Papers.
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Askew Family Papers, #298.1.b   Display Collection Guide

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