[Letter] 1829 Feb. 12, Carthage, T[ennessee] [to] Colonel Ramsey, Knoxville, Tenn. / Sam Houston : a machine-readable transcription of an image
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February 12, 1829
This document is a letter dated February 12, 1829 to a Colonel Ramsey in Knoxville, Tennessee from Governor Sam Houston. This letter was written shortly before Houston resigned as Governor of Tennessee.
Carthage T. [Tennessee] 12th Febry [February] 1829My dear Colonel,
Your favor shoud [should] long since have been answered, but that I have been engaged in matrimonial affair and you will say they should have precedence. I told the old chief that I had a subject to present to him, but would do it by letter, and when the press of business would allow him to note it— it will be done by me, and I now advise you whenever, the incumbents time is about to expire to present this to your [unclear: Representative ], and [unclear: someone ] in Congress the name of our friend Scott with such vouchers as you may deem fit; and I have no doubt but he can obtain the situation, and
I assure you I wish him success most heartily. He was a boy with me I know his worth, and I broke his Fathers bread in kindness!
I will be happy to hear from you and will soon write to our noble friend Dunlap , and I pray you to [added: [unclear: talk to ]] him, and your brother [unclear: Doct R ] with affectionate regard for me.
Salute our friends generally, and tell them "white Surry" shall be saddled for "the field tomorrow," for "Richard is himself again."