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Title:[Letter] 1826 Oct. 29, Dyer County [Tennessee, to William] Fitzgerald, Nashville [Tennessee] / Henry W. Watson: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Watson, Henry W.
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Date: October 29, 1826
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to State Representative William Fitzgerald from Henry W. Watson, dated October 29, 1826. Watson needs Fitzgerald's help in going before the state legislature about a land warrant.
Collection:Fitzgerald - Williams - Greer Papers
Box:IV-K-1, B1
Folder:7
Document:sl410
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Dyer County 29th Oct. [October] 1826
D [Dear] Sir

I have not the pleasure of being known to you nor am I much acquainted in this part of the cunty [county] - I had been ( eroniously [erroneously] informed that you were the senator from this district but on examining my late papers I find you are in the house of representatives- Some few weeks since I forwarded by mail to Paris ( derected [directed] to you) an afidavet [affidavit] sworn to by me together with [added: a certificate of] the clerk of Dyer county In which afidavet I testifyed [testified] that I had traded for (in the state of mississippi ) a land worent [warrant] The No [Number] &c not now recollected I got it too late to have it adjudicated. The worent is in the hands of my friend Dr Henry Holmes of Murfreesborough , and he writes me word by this post that he will




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in a few days foward [forward] it on to you in [unclear: Nashville ] which I had writen [written] to him to do, at the time I addressed my first note to you. I fear you have not received my first letter as it was [added: not] directed as it should have been. I shall write to the P.M. [Post Master] at Paris to forward it to you.

I pray you sir be so obliging as to request the Legislature to make some provision for me as soon as the warent comes into your hands, which will I be before you get this I expect__ also do me the favour [favor] to write by return Post as I am anxious to learn something about the course I should persue [pursue] , if I have not persued the right one

I am very respectfully
yours &c [etcetera]
Henry W. Watson



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Haskinsville 7.29th Oct 1826
Mr__ FitzgeraldMember of the Legislaturenow in session Nashville
[added: NB [Nota Bene] my address is
Haskinsville Gibson City ]



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