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Title:[Letter] 1830 Apr. 20, Washington City [to] James Park, Knoxville, East Tennessee / Luke Lea : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Lea, Luke

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Date: April 20, 1830
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated April 20, 1830 from Luke Lea to James Park. Lee primarily addresses personal correspondence with Park; however, much of the letter addresses congressional business
Collection:Park Family
Box:MS-538 b1

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Washington City
April 20th 1830 Dear Sir,

I had the pleasure a few days since of receiving your favour [favor] of the 9th instant, and was not a little astonished to hear that you had recd [received] only two letters from me during the present session, for I have written you more than twice that number. I regret, exceedingly, the unfortunate misunderstanding which has taken place between the Ramsey's and their connections, and Mr [Mister]. Churchwell. I am unable from your account of the matter to see, why any unpleasant feelings should have been felt on the occasion in the first instance- I apprehend it is as you conjecture, for future opperations [operations].

I can give you but little information of a political character, that is new. The white cause is every day gaining ground, and will continue to do so I hope until he shall reach the presidency. It is well for you and the nation to know that the present elections in virginia are no teste [test] as to the presidential election- The question now is in Virginia the right of instruction- It is not probable that congress will adjourn before the middle of June, indeed it cannot and do the business of the country, which it is absolutely necessary to be done-

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In a political point of view, I am of opinion that the country is not injured by congress remaining yet a little longer in session, and have the corrupt actings and doings of the governed probed to the bottom-Our cause, I mean the cause of the country, will lose nothing by investigation.-

I have heard of William Park and the Young Ladies being at Philadelphia - It is expected they will return this way-Judge Whits & lady are in good health and spirits-my respects to Mrs [Misses] Park and family- will thank you for a line at any time-

I am with great respect your friend & obt [obedient] Srvt [Servant]
Luke Lea
[added: James Park Esqr. [Esquire] P.S. The Senate have not yet acted on the Cherokee Treaty-what its decision will be no one can tell as all their proceedings remain yet a secret- L.L.]

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Free, Luke Lea

James Park Enqr. Knoxville East Tennessee

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