Finding Aid to James Steptoe Letter to Frances Langhorne, 16 October 1821

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JAMES STEPTOE LETTER TO FRANCES LANGHORNE, 16 October 1821
James Steptoe writes to his daughter, Frances Langhorne, wife of Henry
Scarsbrook Langhorne, concerning the purchase of “some articles of dress” for the
daughters of “Mr. Johnston” and asks that her husband, “Harry,” lend him $45.00.
James Steptoe, 1750-1826, was clerk of the court in Bedford County, Virginia, for
54 years. His daughter, Frances, married Henry Scarsbrook Langhorne in 1816. “Mr.
Johnston” is probably Charles Johnston of Sandusky who married Steptoe’s daughter,
Elizabeth Prentiss Steptoe in 1806.

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Mrs. Frances Langhorne
near Lynchburg

Dear Frances,
I promised Mr. Johnston’s little daughters sometime ago that I would give them a
small present of some article of dress. By Mr. Johnston a good opportunity now offers to
send them up something. I have no money by me. Ask Harry to lend me $45 and take
the order which I have drawn on Mr. Pettyjohn. It will be promptly paid to the day as he
has sent me word that he would be ready on the first day of the next month. You must
judge yourself what would be most proper after consulting with Mr. Johnston. Some
article of dress no doubt.
Yrs affy

Jas. Steptoe
Oct. 16 1821

MS1006

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to James Steptoe Letter to Frances Langhorne, 16 October 1821

Subject

Manuscript finding aid

Description

Manuscript finding aid describing a letter from James Steptoe, clerk of the court in Bedford County, VA to his daughter Frances Langhorne in October 1821. An image of the original letter is located in our Digital Manuscript Collection.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2022

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1006FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding Aid to James Steptoe Letter to Frances Langhorne, 16 October 1821,” Digital Collections, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/14.