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Letter, May 1, 1850
Benjamin Franklin Hubbard, Quebec Canada
John H. White, Sumner County, Tn.

Submitted by Mike Duffer
© 2004

This is an 1850 letter written by Benjamin Franklin Hubbard of Quebec Canada to John H. White of Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.

No research has been done to determine further details about John H. White.

Some research has been done on the author, Benjamin Franklin Hubbard. A brief description of Benjamin is:

A few words were difficult to read in the letter, so a limited number of errors may exist in the transcription below.

The first postal stamp reads: Stanstead L. C., May 1, 1850.
The second postal stamp reads: Derbyline VT, May 3, 1850.

John H. White Esq.
Sumner County

Stanstead, May 1, 1850

My Dear Sir,

From your last letter to Zilphia we have the satisfaction of learning that yourself and family are in the enjoyment of good health. We had rather hoped to have seen you and Mrs. D. here, in the ????? of the coming summer, but it seems we are to be disappointed.

Zilphia is getting better; and we do not see anything in the way of her ultimate recovery to at least a comfortable state of health. From the nature of her care, she is a good deal afflicted with Nervous Depression but this will, we hope, wear off.

I am still doing a small Business at the old Place - Rent the store from Zilphia - took in a Partner, a Mr. Bell, last January - have purchased a House and moving family to the village - My aunt, Mrs. Olivia Nash is now with us.

I would mention that my younger brother, Henry has rather a wish to spend a few years in Teaching, and is inclined to go to the South - He has thought of going to Georgia; but it has occurred to me that he had better direct his course to Tennessee, and that your influence might of material advantage in getting him a situation

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My Brother is a well trained, through English Scholar and a good practical Teacher - is now engaged in classical study, and will probably by the coming Fall, possess as much knowledge of Latin and Greek as are required to fit fr college - -He is, like myself, near sighted, but this will not injure him when his merits are known. If it would not be asking too much, I would request that you would let me know what you think as to the expediency of his going to your Place. While he would not expect great wages, we would wish to have him get a reputable(?) situation - This, we think, he would be able to fill. In the event of a favorable answer from you, he would ??ably set out for your place in October.

The Political state of Canada is waxing more and more - Where things will end, it is hard to determine. Annexation is talked of, among us, but Johny will not let us off in a hurry.

With best regards to Mrs. White,
I remain, dear Sir,
Sincerely yours,
B. F. Hubbard

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