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Title:[Letter] 1848 Dec. 18, Portersville, Tipton City, Tennessee [to] Neill Brown, Nashville, Tennessee / Henry Adkins : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Adkins, Henry

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Date: December 18, 1848
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter from Henry Adkins to Tennessee governor Neill S. Brown in Nashville. Adkin's purpose in writing the letter is to request that a good set of wagon wheels be made for him in the state penitentiary, where he has heard that the quality and craftsmanship is said to be very highly regarded.
Collection:Governor Neill S. Brown Papers
Document: sl681

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Portersville Tipton Cty [City] Tenn
Decr [December]. the 18th 1848[added: His Exceleancy [Excellency] N [Neill].S. Brown governor of the State of Tenn [Tennessee] __]Dear Sir

I hope you will excuse your old [added: friend] if he has taken too great liberty in asking you to do him a small favor governors can sometimes do a friend a small favor without any great trouble. Sir as I know no one else in Nashville but yourself I have concluded to ask you to do the favor & if you do not wish to do it I hope there will be no great harm done. Sir as both our timber & workmen are both very indifferent & I want a good set of strong waggon [wagon] wheels and am told they make first rate in the Peniteniary [Penitentiary] can or will you be so good [added: as] to get me a set made & Shipped to Randolph please have them two inches on the head the toe 3/4 of inch thick with good bones I do not wish them painted or tard [tared] I wish them just as they are finished by the workman I want the very Strongest kind that can be made. Now for the pay you will please be so good as to inform me what the price is & how I shall get the money to Nashville & I could pay it to any agent in Memphis or else where that will suit or enclose it by mail just as will be most convenient please write me so soon as you know; the reason I only want the whells [wheels] alone is I can have the other work done & not have to pay out money which is disierable [desirable] these hard times If it is not in your power to attend to it will be so good as to get some friend to do so please send them to Henry M Daniels & Merot Randolph your compliance will very much oblige your old whig friend

Henry Adkins

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[added: N.B [Note bene]. The money shall be as sure as my Prophecy was when you & Col [Colonel] Bell was at my house that you was to be governor before long that was in 1844 but alas we lost old Henry Clay god has never made the man that I would prefer to him I am like in govrn [governor] Jones I hated to give him up but must yield Health & prosperty [prosperity] & a long life to your Honor is the wish of your old whig friend hoping I may live to vote for you again & again if necessary Your respf obt Svt [respectful obedient servant] H Adkins]

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Portersville Ten
Decr 19
His honbr [honorable] N.S. Brown Governor State of Tenn [Tennessee] Nashville

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