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Title:[Letter] 1845 Aug. 19 Maryville, Tennessee [to] Colonel Gant / John S. McNutt : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: McNutt, John S.

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Date: August 19, 1845
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated August 19, 1845 from John S. McNutt to Colonel Gant of Maryville, Tennessee. McNutt writes that he has decided to run for Attorney General, and asks for Colonel Gant's support.
Collection:John S. McNutt Letter
Box:New Accessions
Document: sc223

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Aug [August]. 19th 1845 Col [Colonel]. Gant Dear Sir

You will perhaps recollect that I informed you some time ago that I expected to be a candidate before our next legislature, for Attorney General in this district_ I have determined to run for the office; and must again ask the favor of you, to exert your influence with your County member, and members in the adjoining Counties, in my behalf_ I can assure you Col [Colonel], I will feel very grateful to you for any influence you may be pleased to exert in my favor_ Can you not attend to Landerdale , Rankin of Hamilton & Marion , Frazier of Rhea & Meigs and Holt of Monroe, McMinn and Polk _ Bicknell and Reynolds the present incumbent, I am told will be candidates for the office and perhaps Jo. Heiskell of Monroe _ I think my prospects for success are tolerable good, I can get the support of

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our county members, Tedford and Henry of the Senate. I think, against my opposition, either whig or Demacratic [Democratic], notwithstanding we differ in politics; I think I can also get the vote of Duggan of Sevier & Cocke who is also a whig_

Wherever you have a friend or an acquaintance in any part of the state, will you mention the subject to them, for me? I should dislike very much to be beaten_

very Respectfully
your friend
John S. McNutt
[added: Col J. C. Gant } ][added: PS [Post Script]. I should like to hear from you when you have leisure to write_]
J. S. McNutt

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