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Title:[Letter] 1836 Oct. 2, Shelbyville, Tenn[essee, to] Newton Cannon, Nashville, Tenn[essee] / Eakin and Brothers : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Eakin and Brothers

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Date: October 2, 1836
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to Governor Newton Cannon dated October 2, 1836. It is from several men including a Mr. Eakin. They suggest that Cannon appoint T. F. Bradford as the state engineer.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl645

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Shelbyville 2nd Oct [October] 1836
To the Gov [Governor] Secretary and Comptroller of the State of Tennee [Tennessee]

Gentleman According to a Law passed at the Last Session of the General assembly it is made your duty to appoint one principle and Two assistant engineers for the State.

One of the important duties required of those officers is the Survey of the central road contemplated to be built from the virginia line to the Missis [Mississippi] River . as the location of this Road is an important matter to the people of this portion of the State if it meets your views we would respectfully recommend as proper some individual as one of the assistant engineers who combines not only some theoretical Knowledge of Topographical engineering with a general personal Knowledge of the Geography of the Country over which it is expected to be conveid [conveyed] and whoes [whose] residence is such as would be likely to fare as individual feelings could opperate [operate] to insure an active and zelous [zealous] prosecution of the Labour [Labor] Under these views we take the liberty of Recommending Mr LF Bradford as a suitable person as an assistant engineer and hope that he will be appointed we [unclear: forbare ] to urge further the appointment of this Gentleman under [unclear: impression ] that he is personally

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known to all of you and is believed to be well qualified for the appointment

your Respectfully
Eakin & Brothers Thos C Whiteside John T Neil Samuel Phillips William D. Ork E.J. Frierson James Deery John C Caldwell W. Galbreath J.A. Blakemore Wm. H. Wisener Geo Davidson A Myer Thomas Davis J,, Wortham Alex Eakin Robt. Moffat Saml Escue

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[added: Petition for
TF Bradford]

To his Excellency Newton Cannon Nashville Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Recommendation
of TF Bradford
asasst [assistant] Engineer][added: 1836]

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