ALS [Betsy Walkup Herndon] to Samuel Walkup//
ALS [Betsy Walkup Herndon] to Samuel Walkup
Monroe Co., MO. Betsy asks her father to send for her or come get her. She says her husband Zachariah has beaten and choked her nearly to death. She blames her brother Samuel for talking her into marrying him against her will. She mentions crops, the marriage of her daughter and the suicide of her father-in-law. The end of the letter with the signature is missing, but other letters from John mention his sister Betsy and her husband Zachariah.
Walkup, Samuel Letters
9 Nov 1839
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