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Title:[Letter] 1823, Cabarrus County, North Carolina [to] James Trimble / Charles Harris : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Harris, Charles

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Date: 1823
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Charles Harris to James Trimble in 1823. In the letter, Harris discusses with Trimble a lawsuit that he is involved in over land he owns in Tennessee.
Collection:Coffee Perkins Papers

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[unclear: Favoni ] Cabarrus County North Carolina
Mr Trimble

I received [added: a letter from you] containing a formula with a plan of instrutions [instructions] relative to a mischievious [mischievous] lawsuit of a Land affair that my name is affixed to in your State — I know so little of the origin & progress of the lawsuit that I have no data to go upon in my mind to decide whether I should approve or disapprove of the conduct & management of the affair — The thing appeared to me in the origin that there were nothing but self evident truth, to act with & upon — But like an erratic figure in a [unclear: sum ] of Arithmatic [Arithmetic] no matter however ho where it may be placed but I suppose the newer the begining [beginning] the greater will be the divergence from

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truth in the result —

Thomas Harris has [unclear: refered ] to sign join with me in the probate you have sent on the solid presumtion [presumption] that he never knew any thing relative to the [added: affair] untill [until] I acquainted him by a letter from Mr Campbell that his name was joined with mine in this [unclear: waful ] Lawsuit he immediately gave me a [unclear: reliage ] and quit claim — I was no how aware this would ever be farther necessary than merely to promote our mutual satisfaction — I herewith [unclear: inclose ] his [unclear: retiafe ] — with all the requisite authorities that I could find were necessary —

Jane Alexander is [unclear: so religiously ] melancholly [melancholy] that nothing can be done with her in the affairs of the sublunory would her business appears to be taken at [unclear: last ostensibly ] with the concerns of the undiscovered

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county — For Matter of merely being against whatever might be surmised — I got a release from her and all her grown children at or bout the same time Thomas Harris executed his —

I hereby enclose a letter from Johnson — & Calhoun the younger from which I am told by my friend Julius Alexander you may draw some precious confessions

I am Sir Yours Sincerely
Chas [Charles] Harris

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James Trimble Esqr [Esquire] Nashville Tennessee
[added: Doctor Ch [Charles] Harris
recd [received] by Moses S
Harris —]

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