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Title:[Legal, Letter] 1847 July 24 [to] W[illia], Bell, Deckson [i.e., Dickson] county, TN / Robert Anderson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Anderson, Robert

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Date: July 24, 1847
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Robert Anderson to William Bell, referring to their legal transactions. It is dated July 24, 1847. Anderson writes that he received one slave, John, in good health. He agrees to keep him because of his bad eye sight. He also agrees to allow Bell to return another slave named Jack, as long as he is still in good health.
Collection:Bell Collection IV-H-1

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[added: [Re=Hiring Slaves]]July the 24th 1847 Mr. Wm [William] Bell

, this day I hove [have] Recd [Received] my in fine plight. By William D. Beatman my Jack . you ask to have the Refusal of him Next spring so you shall have the Refusal of him provided both my Jack lives and in good helth [health]

Negro Man John hath come Holm [Home] in good Helth [Health] his Eyes Excped [Excepted]. he always was Near sighed [sighted]. [unclear: tax ] [added: but] Never Lost time on that account. he [unclear: Now ] say in warm weather water [added: he] work hard and swets [sweats] he gits [gets] Blind, and Can not git [get] his Wood being his situation to be so, if you are Willing I am Willig [Willing] to Keep him at holm [home] ad [and] Credit you with the balance of his time

your with Respect
Robert Anderson

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To Mr. William Bell Deckson [Dickson] County Tennessee

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