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Title: [Letter] 1803 Aug. 27, Knoxville [Tennessee, to] William Dickson / Archibald Roane : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Roane, Archibald

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Date: August 27, 1803
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Governor Archibald Roane to Doctor William Dickson, dated August 27, 1803. Roane is writing regarding a special session of Congress to discuss the recent acquisition of the Louisiana. Roane believes that Dickson has been elected to the congress, and should not wait for notification before going.
Collection:Governor Archibald Roane Papers
Document: sl713

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Knoxville 27th Augt [August] 1803
Dear Sir,

I have received official information that the President by Proclamation has required the members of congress to convene on the 7th of October next. The late "Conventions with the French Republic involving a Cession of Louisiana " which is to be submitted to congress is a Subject very important to the Interest of the United States . and to the Western Country in particular ___ Tennessee ought to be fully represented at the Commencement of the Session.

It is certain that you are again elected a Representative I would therefore request you not to wait for the official notification of your Election, as it might probably not reach you in time after the votes are counted out by the[added: returns from the] several counties are exam[added: shall] are examined by the Legislature

I am &c [etcetera]
Archibald Roane
Dr [Doctor] William Dickson

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[added: Dr Wm [William] Dickson
27th Augt [August] 1803
(Copy)][added: Recorded]

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