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Letter to "My Dear Uncle Richard" from ?

Letter to Richard Gwyn
Quanah, Texas, August 5, 1894, My dear Uncle Richard, Your letter came a few days since & I am obliged for your prompt answer. I have thought over the business you spoke of and have concluded if possible it would be better for Pa to go to North Carolina this fall and then he could straighten up all the business. I knew nothing of what Pa had written you as he wrote the letter you spoke of after I left Fort Worth. He had spoken several times of selling you the tobacco as he suggested to you and would always get angry with me when I would suggest that probably it would not be satisfactory. Uncle Richard you seem to reflect on me about my treatment to Pa. This is because you don't know what I have done. It is the wonder to me that every hair in my head is not grey. The trouble and worry I have had and am still having over him. We children can't pay all Pa's debts. If we pay this land debt as it now stands it will be doing well and it will take the boys years to do that you expression "There is no business in that" is just exactly why I wrote you as I did. Pa undertakes so much more than he can do, more than any young man could do, this is the trouble and for us to let him go on does not help him or lighten his burden. If we had used more discretion and not let him borrowed the money he has, he would have been a great deal better off, instead whenever he said sign a paper I signed & so the result. We were glad Pa got the tobacco but every cent ??ght to have been put directly in our land debt. The tobacco that ?urned in Sallies amt. to $1075.54. This is all the money we have gotten for tobacco. Pa sold some last Spring for two mules. One of them was diseased & when I left home he thought of making the man take it back. There is no sale for the tobacco. Pa has tried hard to sell it. Robt. tried, offered to sell it as low as 15 cents. Mr. P. tried up here, no one will buy it and all give the same reason that it is an off brand & no sale for it. Son I tell you all this for you to think about and see if you can not suggest some plan to Pa by which he can dispose. Robt. & myself signed the receipt as soon as Pa came from North Carolina. I came up here & he was to get this sign & send to you. I thought you had it for three months. Then he suggested taking part of tobacco himself & I distroyed the old receipt Another instance of pulling off. I know you will do what is right & I appreciate your motive in letting us have tobacco.
-Hugh Gwyn, born 1804, died 1885, wife - Rosamond Dickerson
-Moved to Mount Airy in 1850
-Home was on the Piper's Gap Road four miles from Mount Airy
-Home was called Idle Wilde
-Hugh and Rosamond had ten children
-One of Hugh's sons was Richard Littleton Gwyn
-Richard Littleton Gwyn was the only child that stayed in Mount Airy
-Richard married Letitia Hollingsworth Gwyn and stayed at Idle Wilde
-Richard and Letitia had eight children
- Imogene (Genie) Gwyn (single),
-Joseph (Joe) Hollingsworth Gwyn who married Blanche Holt, as a young man he operated Gwyn Drug store and ran the nearby White Sulphur Springs Hotel, he died in 1975 at the age of 93,
-Annie Gwyn who married Thomas D. Gilliam and they had three children Nancy Gilliam, Betsy Gilliam and Thomas D. Gilliam Jr.,
-Hugh Gwyn,
-Letitia Gwyn who married William Simpson,
-Richard Reginald Gwyn,
-May Gwyn who married William Ashby,
-Elma Gwyn who married Robert E. Ashby and they had two children
-Next Idle Wilde's ownership fell to Richard Reginald Gwyn and Robert and Emma Gwyn Ashby and Genie Gwyn
-In the 1970's the house stood empty for the first time in 120 years
-It later burned

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