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Title:[Letter] 1836 Sep 1, Athens, Tennessee [to] Newton Cannon, Nashville, Tennessee / A.M. Coffay [et. al] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Coffay, A.M.

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Date: September 1, 1836
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to Governor Newton Cannon dated September 1, 1836. It is from several stockholders in the Highwassee Rail Road. They report that all the stock has been subscribed to and that the Rail Road may be completed soon.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl643

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Athens Ten [Tennessee], 1st,, Sept,, [September] 1836
Dear Sir

The undersigned who are to a considerable extent owners of stock in the Hiwassee rail road, have great pleasure in announcing to your Excelency [Excellency] that the whole of the whole of the stock authorised [authorized] by the charter has been subscribed. This is indeed a most gratifying result and we trust that a short time will witness the completion of this great work of internal improvement.

The charter however in its present shape presents difficulties which must to a great extent delay its progress if not totally defeat its Successful prosecution. The Stock has been taken in full confidence that this defeat would be remedied by the Legislature at the first opportunity

The object of this communication therefore is most respectfully and most earnestly to request your Excellency to bring this charter before the coming called session of the Legislature for such amendments as may be needed.

If this should be done then need be no delay in the prosecution of this important enterprise.

This request would probably have come more properly from the directory. but the time of their election and organization the 17th Inst [Instant] will be too late

The trust that our application will not be considered as ill timed, as we look upon it as a work of great consequence

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to our common country and will regard your compliance as a lasting favour [favor].

We are Sir
Your Most
Obt Servts [Obedient Servants]
AM Coffay JH Tyffe AD Keyes Ch Metcalfe Wm H Deaderick Onstow G Nurnell William Clark T Nixon Van Dyke AP Fove JK Brown Uriel Johnston Thos Crutchfield David Cleage Reeve Cleage James Parkison
To His Excellency Newton Cannon Governor of Tennessee

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[added: Petition for
amending the
Charter of the
Highwassee Rail road][added: A.M. Coffee
& others
in the Hiwassee
R [Rail] Road Company]

To his Excellency Newton CannonGovernor of Tennessee Nashville Tennessee

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