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Title:[Letter] 1803 Aug. 22 [to] Henry Breazale, Roane County [Tennessee] / Archibald Roane : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Roane, Archibald

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Date: August 22, 1803
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a copy of a letter to Henry Breazale from Governor Archibald Roane, dated August 22, 1803. Roane is requesting information on the possible whereabouts and movements of a man named Trainum. Trainum is a suspected horse thief and murderer.
Collection:Governor Archibald Roane Papers
Document: sl712

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[added: August 22d 1803]Dr [Dear] Sir,

Trainum who last spring stole Mr Montgomery s horse, and who afterwards (as I have heard) was supposed to have stolen one from Capt. [Captain] Joseph Taylor of Jackson County was seen at the Crab Orchard last thursday evening in company with a man who had [unclear: lost an ear ]

I have had information that it is strongly suspected that they lately murdered Maj [Major] Brashear of Kentucky at the Kegg Spring near Duck River on the post road leading to Natchez and robbed him of 2000 Dollars in Gold, and some silver. As I have no doubt Trainum is guilty of horse stealing and from the circumstances believe him guilty of the robbery and murder above stated I am anxious that he should be apprehended for trial and wish you could make such enquiries as migh [might] lead to a discovery whether he has been in his old range on clinch , and what rout he has gone, whether he has deposited money there &c [etcetera]

I have thought it [added: might be] prudent to conceal the information respecting the murder until some further intelligence can be had respecting him. I know you detest a Villain and will do on this occasion what prudence and a love of Justice may dictate

I am &c
Archibald Roane
Henry Breazale Esqr [Esquire] Roane County
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[added: Henry Breazale Esq
22d Augt [August] 1803
(Copy)][added: Recorded]

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