Columbia Ten April 9th 1844

Alexr G Abell Esq

Dr Sir

Yours of 25 March is to hand Enclosed please find ten Dollars for which please send me the amt in copies of the life of Prest Tyler these I take on my own act as always to the protracted and fatal sickness in our town & neighborhood the intercourse with the county has been in a great measure suspended and no oportunity afforded of ascertaining the amt which could be disposed of here should further amt be called for I will make application to you

Very respectfully
H. Langtry P M



Prest Tyler = President John Tyler, 1841-1845 H. Langtry = Hillary Langtry, Post Master, Columbia Tennessee, 1844 Black Tongue Epidemic, 1844 February and March Tennessee Maury County, killed several in Columbia.