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Title:[Letter] 1795 Oct. 2, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] D[avid] Henley / Wm. Richard: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Richard, Wm.
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Date: October 2, 1795
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Captain Wm. Richard to Colonel David Henley, dated October 2, 1795. He is updating Henley presumably about happenings at Henley's office in Knoxville. Henley is an agent of the War Department. Richard mentions John Chisolm, a commissioner of Knoxville.
Collection:David Henley Collection
Box:n/a
Folder:12
Document:sl466
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Knoxville Oct [October] 2d 1795
Dear Sir

I recd [received] your Letters by Mr Clung - and observed the Contents_ Mr Cousin set off for [unclear: N ] [gap] Carolina with Colonel Blount this day week _ nothing has been done with respect to journalising [journalizing] the payments_ Chimneys will be finished by the time you return_ the Brick gave out and there will not be any to complete untill [until] next monday_ we have had so much rain that the workmen could not go on with the Kiln_ I expect you recieved [received] your letters by Col [Colonel] Hays who recd [received] them prior to your Letter reaching me- I have one more from Boston which I shall Keep untill you return- Chisolm has many but has orders to deliver them in person_ I conversed with the Govr [Governor] about Indian goods they have not as yet come forward, he told me he ordered Chisolm to [unclear: procure ] at Boat which Chisolm has done- the waggons [wagons] are expected in a few days and the Govr says Chisolm has the care of Goods &c [etcetera] &c &c I have paid fifty Eight dollars over the 500 left me for Indian department and intirely [entirely] out of Bills I Cash and Cannot pay off my men to be discharged this month without borrowing or negotiating a Loan with the Dutch- Arthur Horse gone by Miller- You may keep white Hall untill you




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sett [set] off for the northward___

Benjamin has a great plenty of Corn- Fodder &c I have directed him to exchange fifty Bushels of Corn with a man who is moving near [gap] Birds from our quarter___

I hope your Ventilators will soon waft you home- in health and to the relief of

Dear Sir
Your Obd [Obedient] Servant
Wm Richard
Colonel D. [David] Henley
[added: NB [Nota Bene] The Militia are called out again to protect the frontiers of Washington & Hamilton districts as my men are discharged-] [added: Knoxville
2 Oct 1795
Capt [Captain] Richard Letter]



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