Tennessee Documentary History
  Multiple Collection Search     View bookbag 
your bookbag has 0 items 

Title:[Letter] 1815 Jul. 18, New York [to] John Dickenson, Nashville, Tennessee / Samuel Ferguson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Ferguson, Samuel

This work is the property of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text. For all other use contact the Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243-0312. (615) 741-2764.

Date: July 18, 1815
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Samuel Ferguson to John Dickenson on July 18, 1815. In the letter, Ferguson asks Dickenson to collect a debt from a George Poyzer and give the proceeds to a man named William Seger. Ferguson also includes directions as to how the debt of $1298.00 is to be collected and paid.
Collection:Coffee Perkins Papers

Page [1]  view page image

John Dickenson Esqr. [Esquire] Nashville New York 18th July 1815

Availing myself of the obliging introduction of my friends Mesrs [Messeiurs] Neil [Neill] & Harley of Philadelphia I now beg leave to trouble you with the collection of a debt due from Mr. George Poyzer of Nashville to Mr. Wm. [William] Seger of this city.

The assignment of the same from the latter to me is now enclosed together with an abstract of the account itself This claim has been long since virtually, though not in form, conveyed to me by Mr. Seger; but I was willing to leave the collection of it to himself having confidence in him and he assuring me from time to time that the money would be soon forthcoming my patience however is now exhausted.

I understand Mr Poyzer to be a Gentleman not only of substance but of respectability and I shall therefore be very sorry to be under the necessity of adopting coercive measures against him: these, however you must put in force

Page [2]  view page image

unless he will immediately give his notes for the full amount, payable at yr [your] Bank in sixty or ninety days; and if in your judgement his own name is not indubitably safe for the amount you must demand an endorser, or some other good collateral security. Neither must your acquittance be so worded as to exonerate a former partner of Mr Poyzer named Mr Bean , if you have any doubt as to the safety of the paper given you. — Be pleased to advise me on receipt hereof, and as to your subsequent proceedings. — I remain with great respect Sir

Yr. ob Sevt [Your obedient Servant]
Sam Ferguson
[added: PS [Post Script] should there arise any difficulty on the Subject of Mockasons [Moccasins], which you will see referred to at foot of Mr Segers account, you will be content to leave them out if needfull [needful] and accept the $1298.00 in full or let them remain subject to future discussion between the parties. —]

Page [3]  view page image

John Dickenson Esqr. [Esquire]Nashville Tennessee
[added: Saml [Samuel] Ferguson N [New] York
18 July 1815
recd [received] 12 Aug 1815]

A product of DLPS
To comment or inquire about content, contact UTK Special Collections
To report errors, contact UTK Special Collections