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Title:[Letter] 1848 Jan. 9, New Orleans, Louisiana [to] Neill Brown, Nashville, Tennessee / Z. Taylor : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Taylor, Z.

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Date: January 9, 1848
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated January 9, 1848, from Z. Taylor of Louisiana, expressing gratitude to the governor of Tennessee, Neill S. Brown. In the letter, Taylor asks Brown to convey his esteem to the state legislature for the invitation to visit them during their current session.
Collection:Governor Neill S. Brown Papers
Document: sl684

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New Orleans, Louisiana
January 9 1848Sir

Your complimentary communication of the 31st ultimo and the accompanying copy of the resolutions recently passed by the legislature of Tennessee , kindly inviting me to visit that body during its present session, did not reach my hands until yesterday

I beg to assure you that this flat lining expressions of the request of my fellow__ Citizens of Tennessee, Conveyed as it has been through the high and imposing authority of their assembled representatives, has been received by me with feelings of the liveliest gratitude, and I need hardly add that could I do it with propriety, I should at once yield to my inclinations, and hasten to acknowledge to them in person my grateful obligations.

But the short respite from

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duty which I am now enjoying, was obtained for the [added: specific] purpose of attending to private business, this fact in addition to the considerations that my professional services are at any moment at the disposal of the government, seems to me to to render it a matter of manifest propriety that I should remain in Baton Rouge and its vicinity until the experation [expiration] of my leave.

Be pleased sir, therefore to communicate this information to the legislature, and to assume them on my behalf that shall always retain with the deepest gratitude a recollection of the honor which they have done me in their writing me to visit them

for the kind language in which you had been pleased to convey these resolutions, be pleased to accept my sincere thanks

[added: with great esteem, I am Sir Your obt. Servt [obedient servant].]
Z. Taylor
[added: His Excellency N [Neill].S. Brown Govr [Governor] of Tenn [Tennessee] nashville]

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