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Burkhalter, P. H.
Lengthy four-page A.L.s. to a Mr. Currie
June 30, Centreville, Leon Cty., Texas, 1866. Folio (approx. 12" x 7½"), in ink on integral leaves and on ruled blue paper; previous folds; all else very good. Centreville became the county seat of Leon County in 1850, and should not be confused with Centreville, now a ghost-town in Henderson County. The spelling of Centreville, Leon County, was officially changed to Centerville in 1914. There are nine Burkhalters buried in Leon County's Concord Cemetery, but not P. H. "Your long looked for letter has just arrived . I almost dreaded to hearing from you fearing that I should hear of [your brother's] death . Mr Currie, I have nothing of an interesting character to communicate. The crops in Leon are sorry, we have the sorryest prospect that we have ever had since we have been in the State. I think it was partly owing to bad management, and great floods of rain. I have never experienced such a spring in life to farm. Last spring was nothing to compare with this . I have 100 acres in corn and another 40 in cotton. I have no negroes except a part of those we formally owned. The people of Texas seem to be working with more energy than ever was known though they have had quite a disheartening time to farm this spring." Burkhalter goes on to say that he is not married "but want to very bad. Mr. Proctor has the son by law that I have not the honor of being the one, Jessy McCandon [?] married my sweet heart. Perhaps you were acquainted with him, I know you was with a part of the family, something about old wash, he came back to Leon a gain and came very near loosing his life. All he l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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