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Collection Number: 05152

Collection Title: James Cunningham Letter, 1797

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Abstract James Cunningham (fl. 1797) lived in Blount County, Tenn., with his wife and children and is believed to have moved from there to Knox County, Tenn. The collection consists of one letter, 25 January 1797, from James Cunningham to his uncle Robert Cunningham of Pennsylvania, containing updates on the health, marital, and financial situations of various family members, commenting on a recent church (denomination unknown) split, and describing the physical characteristics of his Blount County neighborhood and land on which he intended to build in Knox County.
Creator Cunningham, James, fl. 1797.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
James Cunningham Letter #5152-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC, of Philadelphia, Pa., in March 2004 (Acc. 99750).
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James Cunningham (fl. 1797) lived in Blount County, Tenn., with his wife and children and is later believed to have moved to Knox County, Tenn.

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The collection consists of one letter, 25 January 1797, from James Cunningham (fl. 1797) of Blount County, Tenn., to his uncle Robert Cunningham and family in Pennsylvania. The letter contains updates on the health, marital, and financial situations of various family members, as well as physical descriptions of Blount County and of land James Cunningham had purchased in Knox County, Tenn., where he intended to relocate. Also included are some comments on the decision of three local church members, denomination unclear, to form another church after quarrelling over a newly written creed.

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