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Mark Bird to Isaac Hite, February 2, 1840

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you and Louisa up in the sleigh. You certainly cannot excuse yourselves upon the ground that there has been no snow, or that it has not lain long enough upon the ground to give you an opportunity of visiting us.

    Sarah has entirely recovered, and looks better than she 

has done for some time. She unity in loss to you & Sister Lou - Yours truly

                                           Mark Bird

Pursuant to an order of the county court of Shenandoah made at its November Term 1839 in a cause therein pending between Isaac F. Hite plaintiff, and Thomas Brownfield defendant, and Wright Gateswood Jacob S. Danner and the said being chosen an umpire by the [illegible] first named referees, having fully examined and duly considered the proofs and allegations of both the said parties, do make and publish this our award- to wit, We do award and order, that the said Thomas Brownfield do pay to the said Isaac F. Hite the sum of dollars and

               cents, with [int.] from this      day of      till paid, 

and [costs?].

      Given under our hands and seals this 

day of 18