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Title:[Letter] 1839 Jun. 25, University [of Nashville] [to] James P. Clark [et. al.] Nashville [Tennessee] / Phillip Lindsley: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Lindsley, Phillip

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Date: June 25, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Dr. Phillip Lindsley of the University of Nashville, dated June 25, 1839. It is to some esquires including James P. Clark and Andrew Ewing who are hosting a dinner party in honor of General Sam Houston. Lindsley declines the invitation because of his responsibilities at the university.
Collection:Gaines Papers

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University, June 25th 1839

It would afford me great pleasure to accept your polite invitation to a public dinner to be given to-day to Gen. [General] Houston , could I do so consistently with indispensable official engagements. My duties in the college lecture-room & chapel require my presence until after five o'clock this evening; __ when, of course, it will be too late to pay my respects to your distinguished guest, or to partake of the good cheer of your worthy host.

I have the honour [honor] to be Gentlemen,
very respectfully,
Your most obdt_ servt_ [obedient servant]
Philip Lindsley
[added: J.P. Clark
L.C.K. Martin
A. Ewing
A.A. Hall
G.M. Fogg
Esquires } com of [unclear: hintation ] &c.]

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James P Clark , L.C.K. Martin , Andrew Ewing , A.A. Hall , & G.M. Fogg , Esquires Nashville
[added: Phillip Lindsley]

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