I did not note that Mrs. Brown had her name at the head of the letter, or I would not have
written it at the end."
Newton, Miss., May 15, 1937
I am sending in this letter your uncle's photograph and Mrs. Brown's letter as you
may like to keep it. First intimation that the history has been written but, evidently, not in
its final shape as she speaks of it as "the first draft.)
Thinking maybe, you might like the clipping about Old Wahalak, I enclose it, too."
It is my impression that Old Wahalak is where Capt. Jeremiah Sanders (of the portrait) is
buried, also Dr. and Mrs. Jere Sanders, Mrs. Dabbs' sister, and other members of the
Sanders family. The Fields bury there, too. It is now only a cemetery in a field bought
by Mr. C.S. Field, a few years ago, from a Mr. Jones, I think. I think Capt. Jeremiah
Sanders lived there. He died in 1840 and this old negro was too young to remember the
name, Sanders. Not given in the list,should you ever see any of the Fields, and of
sufficient interest to you, they could tell you more about it."
Will be delighted to see you all at anytime. I haven't been very well, lately - but
better. With love to all of you,"
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