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Title:[Letter] 1838 Jun. 24, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Newton Cannon, Nashville, Tennessee / J.H. Thompson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Thompson, J.H.

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Date: June 24, 1838
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter of request from J.H. Thompson to Tennessee governor, Newton Cannon. The letter is dated June 24, 1838; its purpose is to request a supply of muskets for a newly organized company of soldiers styled the "Columbia Blues."
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl656

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Columbia Te [Tennessee]
June 24 38 [1838] Dear Sir__

I have been requested by the officers and men composing the newly organized Corpe. styled the "Columbia Blues" to address a letter to you with a request to know what prospects there are for their muskets being furnished from the public arsenal of the state; which, if you can spare a few moments, you will please answer.

Our company numbers some forty three or four, and are tolerably well organized and drilled and all we now want is muskets, which I trust you will grant us.

We could get 4 names for the [added: purpose of drawing arms] muskets if we chose; but I suggested the propriety of asking for no more muskets than we wanted, as the balance would be wanted, or destroyed, or lost

I know that the state guards at nashville have drawn muskets twice or three times, from the Penitentiary, and they have never numbered more than 35 or 40 men, except when they went out campaigning.__ By sending us an order for 45 muskets on Mr. McIntosh, you will very much oblige, on behalf of the corps,

Yours respectfully
J.H. Thompson
[added: His Excellency N [Newton]. Cannon, Gov [Governor]. of Tennessee
P.S [Post Script].__ If you grant our request, you will oblige us by enclosing an order on Mr [Mister] McIntosh for the army, and we will forthwith send a wagon for them]

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Columbia T
June 24th [added: Paid 10]
His Excellency Newton Cannon Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Capt [Captain]. [unclear: Thompson ]]

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