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Title:[Letter] 1836 May 30, Abingdon [Virginia, to] T.S. Heiskell, Knoxville, Tennessee / W[illiam] G. Brownlow : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Brownlow, W.G.

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Date: May 30, 1836
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to T.S. Heiskell from William G. Brownlow dated May 30, 1836. Brownlow writes that he is unable to fulfill a work contract on time for Heiskell. Brownlow also writes that he does not have the money he owes to Heiskell. He informs Heiskell of the actions he has taken to remedy the situation, and sends his regrets.
Collection:William G. Brownlow Letters
Box:MS 936
Document: sc149

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Abingdon , May 30th 1836.
Dear Sir___

Having failed in our calculations and expectations, we have not been able to comply with our contract, and to pay you according to promise. I need not tell you that I regret this failure deeply regret it. And more, I find that we shall not be able to make the money out of the books to pay you on time. But, we reflect upon no man. You, especially, have treated yo us as well, and better than we deserve. for which, I for one, feel greatful [grateful] .

But, the object of this note is to inform you, that Powell & myself have made an arrangement or bargain, by which I am to be releaved [relieved] , and he is to become responsible to you for the debt. By this arraingment [arrangement] you will get your money sooner. Powell is very good for it, and is an honest man, and will pay you Beside, I [unclear: and ] with the securities, still bound to you for the [gap] [unclear: money ] should Powell no [not] do so.

With sentiments really respectful
I still remain, &c [etcetera] , &c
W. G. [William Gannaway] Brownlow
[added: T.S. Heiskell Esq. [Esquire]]

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[added: P.S. [Post Script] William Oury , the son of the Post Master of this place is now on trial, at his call - court, before John Hume Esq__ for having robbed the mail of an immense amount. They found in his waist_ coat pocket, a Draft from Nashville , on the Gerard Bank at Philadelphia , calling for eight hundred and ninety dollars. I witnessed a part of the investigation, and I have no doubt of his guilt.
Word has just reached my room. that he is sent on to the Federal Court for further trial.
Yours, &c, W. G. B. [Brownlow]]

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Mr. T. S. HeiskellKnoxvilleTennessee

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