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Title:[Letter] 1836 Jul. 18, Knoxville, Tennessee [to] Newton Cannon / John McMillan : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: McMillan, John

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Date: July 18, 1836
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated July 18, 1836 from John McMillan to governor Newton Cannon of Tennessee. It encloses a paper prepared in obediance to a resolution adopted by a convention that met in Knoxville on the 4th of July.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl648

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July 18th 1836[added: Gov [Governor]. Cannon] Dear Sir,

The enclosed paper prepared in obediance [obedience] to a resolution adopted by the Convention which met in this place on the 4th Inst [Instant]. was handed to me by a member of the committee who prepared the same with a request to deliver it to you on your arrival in this place from Athens But understanding that you probably had abandoned the idea of visiting us presently to your return to Nashville and the convention having ajourned [adjourned] I have concluded it was proper for me to forward it to you

The great object for which the convention assembled I hope is in a state that [unclear: haves ] little doubt of its final execution. Indeed the zeal and talent arraged [arranged] here on the 4th in favor of the enterprize were of a character sufficient to accomplish any thing almost which was not wholly impracticable

I request that your official engagements would not permit you to participate in the deliberations of the Convention__ I have no doubt you would have been highly delighted with the harmony and liberal spirit and feeling which was manifested throughout the meeting

[added: I am with sentiments of the highest respect your obt. svt [obedient servant].]
Jno [John]. McMillan

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[added: John McMillan A list of persons to Superintend the opening of the Books for [unclear: Subscription of Stock in the Charleston & ] Cincinatti & Louisville Rail Road
And. McMillan]

Gov [Governor]. Newton Cannon Nashville Tennessee

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