A nearly 200 year old letter sent from Wayne County to Tennessee has miraculously survived
The following letter was donated to Old Waynesborough Park by Susan Evans. It was written in 1824 by Henry Daughtry in Wayne County, NC to James Boyet in Bedford County, TN.
The handwriting is clear but his grammar is terrible. There is no punctuation nor are there any paragraphs and the spelling is poor. Keep in mind though that Mr. Daughtry likely had very little formal education, no TV, internet, and probably no books except for a Bible.
After the transcript below there is information on some of the people mentioned in the letter.
In the following transcript I have added punctuation and separated the text into paragraphs. Anything in brackets are my notes.