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Title:[Letter] 1838 Aug. 20, Nashville, Tennessee [to] Edmond Gaines / Newton Cannon : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Cannon, Newton

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Date: August 20, 1838
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated August 20, 1838 from governor Newton Cannon of Tennessee to General Edmond Gaines. The purpose of the letter is to inform the General that there is a plentiful number of mounted volunteer soldiers ready and willing to be called upon for service.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl640

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Executive Dept [Department]. Nashville
augt [august] 20th 1838[added: Majr genl [Major general] Edward P. Gaines ] Sir

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favour [favor] of the 8th Inst [Instant]. with the accompanying enclosements and to assure you in reply, that [unclear] of mounted volunteers, that you may be authorisd [authorized] to call for, from the State of Tennessee , will be furnishd [furnished] in the most prompt manner, at such point as you may designate Some companies are now in readiness waiting on opportunity to engage in the [unclear] and the mere promulgation of your letter with its accompaniments, will rekindle the long cherishd [cherished] desire of Tennesseans to [unclear: lignalize ] themselves in our countrys [countries] defence, under your command

The only difficulty I apprehend will be in restraining their ordour [order] to the requisite number that may be called for, as was the case, on a former occasion, when you Sounded the

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war bugle, more than two years ago on the western border of our union

Only make the call for any number that may be authorisd [authorized] and our young citizen soldiers will rush forthwith to your [added: the] standard of our country

In giving you this assurance I hazard nothing I know from some experience the feelings and patriotic denotion, which parrade our state, From the mississippi to the stone mountain , the same spirit of proud emulation to obey the call and serve under a favorite commander in whom they have entire confidence will prevail

[added: with the highest respect and esteem your obt servt [obedient servant] ]
N. Cannon
[added: genl [general]. gaines commanding the Western Division of the U.S [United States]. Copy of letter to genel [general] gaines of the 20th augt [august] 1838]

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