This letter was written by Charles Patrick Nenney (1809-1857), postmaster of Russellville, Tennessee. He was the son of Patrick Nenney (1763-1824) and Lucy Bramblett (1779-1850). He married Sarah Galbreath (1809-1899) in 1828 and had a son named Charles G. Nenney (1834-1909) who is mentioned in this letter.
The identity of Mrs. P. E. Irvine has not been confirmed as yet.
Addressed to Mrs. P. E. Irvine, Mantua, McMinn County, Tennessee
April 8th 1843
Your favor of 29th ulto is to hand & in answer have the pleasure to inform that our friends are in the enjoyment of usual health. L. A. R. is in a fair way to recover we think. The health of the country is generally good. We anticipate a hard season from the lateness of the winter & the general scarcity of grain.
I wrote to Mr. Birdseye relative to the debt due you. I have not received any answer from him. He was in Newport last week, I heard, near which he spends the most of his time.
Charles rec’d his book & was much pleased with it. Mr. McAlpin has sold his land & is to get enough money in a month to pay off all his debts, of which I am glad. W. Mech is absent from home & has been since your letter came to hand. I asked Mingo about his leg. He said it hurts him little or none & has not for a year past. I judge he will be executee for your debt as you have judgement. I will let Meek know what you wrote as soon as he returns. Please excuse this short & badly written letter as the time for the mail is near.
Yours truly, — C. P. Nenney