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Title:[Letter] 1832 Apr. 15, New Orleans [to] Msirs [i.e., Messrs] Foster & Fogg, Nashville / J.D. Allen: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Allen, J.D.

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Date: April 15, 1832
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated April 15, 1832 from J.D. Allen to two men by the name of Foster & Fogg about an exchange of slaves between Allen and John D. James. Apparently there may be a lawsuit between Allen and James over this exchange in the future.
Collection:Foster Family
Box:Correspondence Allen Fogg I-A-4

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[added: [Gift of Miss Emmaline Cockrill ]]

New Orleans April the 15 1832
Msirs. [Messieurs] Foster & Fogg Nashville

Gentlemen I mailed you a few days agow [ago] & after reflection will inclose you a copy of a copy of a Bill of sale from John D. James to my wife for a Boy named Fielding Blackwell . The oridgional [original] bill of sale was returned to James when I returned him the boy the boy proved to be unsound & James gave his note for Eather [Either] $450 or $500 at sixty days as a part of the price I had paid him for the Boy & I discounted said note with Fuller & [unclear: Logan ] of Natcheze [Natchez]. The recept [receipt] James gave for the girl Susan in your hands is in perhaps a copy of a copy I recorded the Bill of Sale & The recepts [receipts] in a Book kept for that purpose as for James is purchasing the girl for $60 0 tis all stuff the [unclear: I do ] of his purchising [purchasing] with the title in his hands you no [know] James wood [would] have cald [called] on me and my wife for a title if such had of been the fact if he had of sold the girl to any one [unclear: other ]

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but himself perhaps he wood [would] have had to write to fill up the Blanks of price & name of purchising [purchasing]. You will please have the goodness to remit me to receipt for girl Susan & then I will inform you related to the matter. I remember to have sent some papers to a Younger at Natcheze [Natchez] & perhaps the one you have is a copy of a copy at any rate I am able to proove [prove] that James gave such a recept [receipt] please let me have the good to let me hear from you as soon as possible & as for his threats I will bee [be] in nashville in June if nothing prevents & I will give him a full opertunity [opportunity] to prosecute

Very Respectfully
J.D. Allen

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Foster & Fogg Esqrs [Esquires] Nashville Tenasee [Tennessee]
[added: Mail]

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