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Title:[Letter] 1831 Jan. 7, Covington, Tennessee [to] William Carroll, Nashville, Tennessee / J. Tipton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Tipton, J.

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Date: January 7, 1831
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated January 7, 1831 from J. Tipton to Tennessee governor William Carroll. In the letter, he informs the governor that the Tipton troops are in need of arms, but otherwise ready for duty. He also mentions the vacant position of Principal Surveyor for the 11th District in Tipton County, and recommends an appointment to that position.
Collection:Governor William Carroll Papers
Document: sl607

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Jany [January] 7 1831Dear Sir

I am informed that the company of cavalry of Dickson County drew arms from that portion aloted [allotted] to the state of Tennessee and not having equiped [equipped] themselves have not used them__ I have no hesitation in stating to you, that the Tipton Troop are well equiped and all they need are arms, and I assure you too, that any security that may be required can be given by Capt. Wm [Captain William] Harper who commands the Company__ will you be so indulgent as to authorize Capt Harper to apply for those arms & oblige

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J. Tipton [added: N.B. I was yesterday gratified Clerk of the Circuit Court of Tipton County & consequently the office of Principal Surveyor of the 11th District is vacant__ The office by law will close the 1 augt [august] and therefore the importance of a successor. I take the liberty of recommending for that appointment John DeGraham. a Deputy of mine well qualified to perform the duties &c [and etcetera] __ I presume there will be no contention for the appointment J. Tipton

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Covington Ten [Tennessee] Jany [January] 7th Paid 18 3/4 His Excel [Excellency] W [William]. Carroll Nashville Ten [Tennessee]]

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