26 Behind the Scenes.
" Shelbyvile, Sept. 6, 1833.
" Mks. Agnes Hobbs.
" Dear Wife : My dear biloved wife I am more
than glad to meet with opportunty writee thes
few lines to you by my Mistress who ar now
about starterng to Virginia, and sevl others of my
old friends are with her ; in compeney Mrs. Ann
Eus the wife of master Thos Eus and Dan Wood-
iard and his family and I am very sorry that I
havn the chance to go with them as I feele
Determid to see you If life last again. I am now
here and out at this pleace so I am not abble to
get of at this time. I am write well and hearty
and all the rest of masters family. I heard this
eveng by Mistress that ar just from theree all
sends love to you and all my old frends. I am
a living in a town called Shelbyviile and I have
wrote a greate many letters since Ive beene here
and almost been recady to my selfe that its out
of the question to write any more at tall; my dear
wife I dont feeld no whys like giving out writing