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Rees Family Papers

Collection 13A

Rees Family.  Papers, 1804-1827

2 ½ inches

This collection consists of copies of transcripts of the letters from Mrs. Margaret Jones Rees Morgan of Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania to her son David Rees in Louisiana (usually sent in care of Benjamin Morgan or George Morgan of New Orleans).  The letters are dated from 1804 to 1827. David Rees settled near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, served as a justice of the peace from 1805 to 1835, represented Attakapas County in the first legislature of Louisiana, and served as a major in the Fifteenth Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812.

This collection lacks pages 46-70. 

This collection was donated from Christina Allday-Bondy of Austin, Texas.

Inventory:

1-01 Transcripts of letters from Mrs. Margaret Jones Rees Morgan to her son David Rees
    March 10, 1904 – pages 1-3
    July 27, 1804 - pages 4-7
    August 5, 1804 - pages 7-8
    November 17, 1804 - pages 9-10
    January 1, 1805 - pages 11-13
    June 8, 1805 - pages 13-17
    November 17, 1805 - pages 18-21
    July ___ , 1806 - pages 25-29
    July 4, 1807 - pages 30-34
    December 28, 1809 - pages 35-37
    December 3, 1810 - pages 38-41
    June 4, 1812 - pages 41-44
    August 20, 1812 - pages 44-45
     
    November 25, 1819? (Incomplete) - pages 71 - 72
    August 31, 1820  - pages 73-74
    September 20, 1820 - pages 74-77
    July 4, 1821 - pages 77-79
    October 30, 1821 - pages 80-82
    June 26, 1822 - pages 83-86
    January 27, 1825 - pages 87-90
    August 30, 1825 - pages 91-94
    November 21, 1826 -pages 95-98
    March 26 1827 (missing parts) - pages 99-102