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Title:[Letter] 1841 Nov. 6, Nashville, Tennessee [to] J. Bridgeman, S. Ranken, and F. Fergues / James Jones : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Jones, James

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Date: November 6, 1841
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated November 6, 1841 from Tennessee governor James Jones to Bridgeman, Ranken, and Fergues. The subject of the letter is Colonel Scott Terry, who was recently elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers

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Nov 6th 1841
John Bridgeman Esqr [esquire]
Mr [Mister] Samuel Ranken
and Thomas [unclear: Fergues ] esqr

Your fellow citizen and countryman Coln [Colonel] Scott Terry has been elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. By the law creating this office he is required to give a bond in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars with good and sufficient security to be approved by the governor

I doubt not Coln Terrys [Terry's] ability to give such Bond__ But it is my duty to offer the Bond and as I am not acquant [acquaint] with your citizens I must rely on my friends for that information which I do not possess__

I have said to Coln Terry that he had best submit the Bond to your approval I have therefore to request that you will do me the kindness to [unclear: ensconce ] the Bond and write me your opinions of the same In order that I may discharge my duty to the county

[added: Verry [very] Respectfully Your Obd Seavt [Obedient Servant] ]
James C Jones

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[added: Copy of letter
addressed to
J Bridgeman
S Ranken & F Fergues ]

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