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Title:[Letter] 1838 Mar. 7, Frankfort, Kentucky [to] N[ewton] Cannon, Nashville, Tennessee / Ja[me]s Clark : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Clark, Jas.

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Date: March 7, 1838
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from James Clark, Governor of Kentucky to Governor Newton Cannon, dated March 7, 1838. Clark writes about the internal improvements the two states are implementing. He mentions plans to build Macadamized roads.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl655

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Executive Department Frankfort Ky [Kentucky] March 7th 1838
To His ExcellencyN [Newton] CannonGovernor of the State of Tennessee

Yours of the 18th ult [ultimo] was duly recd [received] the tenor of which, manifesting the great anxiety you entertain for the successful progress of the system of Internal Improvement in the respective States of Tennessee and Kentucky , is to me particularly gratifying. It indicates a future and hearty co-operation of the energies of the two States in works of Improvement calculated to advance the interest and prosperity of both, that may hereafter be projected.

Inclosed I send you a diagram exhibiting all the material facts connected with the McAdamised [Macadamised] Turnpikes pointing to the borders of your State, which when connected with those of Tennessee will not only add much to the comfort of traveling and the encouragement of agriculture and trade, but will facilitate and increase the social, commercial and friendly intercourse of the respective States, the results of which can but be mutually beneficial to Tennessee and Kentucky, States wealthy in their own internal resources, a development of which only awaits the completion of their systems of Internal Improvement.

very Respectfully
Your Excellencys
Obt [Obedient] servant
Jas [James] Clark

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To His ExcellencyN. Cannon Nashville Tennessee
[added: Gov [Governor] of Kentucky][added: Gov of Ky.
March 7 1837][added: 1838]

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