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Title:[Letter] 1818 Nov. 2, Fairfield [to] Ralph Earle / W. B. Lewis : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Lewis, W. B.

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Date: November 2, 1818
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by W. B. Lewis regarding orders from the Secretary of War to General Gaines. Lewis received the wrong orders and wanted the correct orders sent immediately.
Collection:W. B. Lewis Letter
Document: sc168

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Nov [November]. 2nd 1818D [Dear].Sir

The order which you sent me by Sam is not the order or orders that I wanted. Those that I wrote for, or those that I thought I wrote for, were from the Secretary of War to Genl [General] Gains [Gaines] and referred to by the Secretary of War in his order to Genl [General]. Jackson . I had the order you sent me; but I want those from the Secretary to Genl Gains, which I think are 4 or 5 in number.

I am anxious to get them in time to take copies before Col [Colonel]. Butler and Doctor Brunaugh leavs [leaves] Nashville for the city, as I wish to send them to Major Eaton by them. Do not mistake me; the orders I want are from the Secretary of War to Genl. Gains, and perhaps, 4 or 5 in number_ Send me all of that discerption

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you can find among the Genl's papers. The packages addressed to Col. Butler and the Doctor shall be attended to as by you requested.

I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir, your Obt. Servt [obedient servant].
W. B. Lewis

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