October 29, 1883
Major Minor Meriwether and wife and two sons, M. L. and Avery, [crossed out and "Rivers" penciled in]have decided to remove to St. Louis, and make that city their permanent home. This is not a suddenly formed resolution, but has been talked about for many months. The many friends of the family will regret to give them up. Major Minor Meriwether has been a leading and useful citizen here for nearly thirty years. He and his wife have reared their children here, and been identifies with many of the progressive movements which have added to the character and prosperity of Memphis. They have ever been a part of the solid old society of this city, and always enjoyed the confidence and highest respect of the best classes. We regret that they are going away; they will be missed and their places will not be filled. Let us hope they will find health, length of days, congenial occupation and many friends in the city they have long since selected as their future home. As for the young men, they have nothing but good wishes and bright prospects. They are highly endowed by nature mentally and physically, and are full of energy and moral courage. Mr. Lee Meriwether, who abandoned journalism just in the hour of success on account of his brother's death, will probably study law. Both these young men are well equipped for the battle of life and bid fair to succeed in whatever they may undertake.