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Title:[Letter] 1842 Sep. 3, Memphis, Tennessee [to] James Jones, Nashville, Tennessee / Sidney Kopman : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Kopman, Sidney

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Date: September 3, 1842
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated September 3, 1842 from Sidney Kopman to the governor of Tennessee, James C. Jones. In the letter, Kopman discusses a murder committed against a near relative of his. He asks the governor to issue a proclamation reward for the capture of the alleged murderer.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers
Document: sl622

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Sept [September] 3 1847To his Excellency the governor__ James C Jones Esqr [Esquire] Esteemed Sir

Several weeks have transpired since a near relative of mine was murdered at [unclear: Batrin Stand ] 50 miles from Nashville, a more diabolical otrage outrage perpetrated on an inoffensive traveller the state can hardely [hardly] recorde [record] for the cause of society, good order & humanity I cherish a hope your Excellency will see the propriety of issuing a proclamation reward for the apprehension of the assassin From all the testimony culled & collected from authentick [authentic] sources it is firmly believed, that Joseph Stalcup or Hunt the keeper of the Tavern one or the other are guilty of the murder. I will send you by this days mail a paper containing in reference to this distressing affair all the facts__ which will enable your excellency to form an opinion in the merrits [merits] of the case & pass judgement accordingly__ The relatives of this unfortunate young man are prepaired [prepared] to give liberally in connection with the state authorities for the apprehension & conviction of the murderer

[added: I remain with profound consideration Your excellency most ob [obedient] servant]
Sidney Kopman

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To his Excellency the__ governor James C Jones Esqr [Esquire] Nashville Ten [Tennessee]

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