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Title:[Letter] 1842 Mar. 17, South Harpeth, Tennessee [to] A. Fergusson, Carthage, Tennessee / Ezra Holstead : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Holstead, Ezra

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Date: March 17, 1842
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Ezra Holstead to Adam Fergusson, dated March 17, 1840. He writes responses to his last letter about her property. Holstead also requests that Fergusson visit him when he comes through the area on his way to Charlotte.
Collection:Fergusson Papers
Box:IV-G-1 b4

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South Harpeth Tennessee March 17th 1842 A. [Adam] Fergusson Esqr [Esquire]
Dear Sir

your favour [favor] of the 11th Inst. [Instant] came to hand yesterday, and I now embrace the opportunity of responding to your enquiries__ I do not know of but one man in Dickson County by the name of Walker and his name is Nelson Walker , formerly of your County, he lives some 8 or ten miles from this__ I have not sold my claims in Arkansas __ I have two__ I have also two Lots in the town of Carmi White County Ill. [Illinois] and there are two persons in this neighbourhood [neighborhood] having each a claim of 160 acres in Illinois __ As you have business in Dickson County when you come to Nashville come and stay with me all night, as I am anxious of having a long conversation with you__ I keep school in sight of Allisons Mill on South Harpeth _ A visit here might ultimately prove beneficial to you and it is not much out of your direct route to Charlotte (say 3 miles) _ Should it so occur that you cannot you come here before you go to Arkansas and Illinois. apprise me of the same, as I want you to attend to my claims: but if possible fail not to come

Your Obt servt. [Obedient servant]
Ezra Holstead

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A. Fergusson Esqr [Esquire] Carthage Tennessee
[added: South Harpeth
March 18]

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