Manuel Jackson to Isaac Hite, December 6, 1846
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office at Cumberland, as coulored [sic] people are not taken notice of when passengers are plenty, I would also advise him to prepare himself with some Bread and cheese & before starting on his Journey, as he may find it difficult to get his meals on some parts of his Journey.. please give my best respects to your family and all inquiring friends, my health is about the same as it was when you seen me last, I arrived at home on the evening of the second day after I started. I remain your most obedient humble Servant
Manuel (his + mark) Jackson
Attest John McKee