Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
1798 Amherst County Consent-The Bride's Father
This is the letter from the father of Salley Tinsley who married Thomas Sledd in Amherst County, Virginia, where he gives consent for his daughter to marry Thomas Sledd in 1798. It will be discussed in a future issue of Casefile Clues.
I'm thinking that there is a reasonable chance that John wrote the letter himself, but I'm not certain.