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Title:[Letter] 1829 Feb. 12, Carthage, T[ennessee] [to] Colonel Ramsey, Knoxville, Tenn. / Sam Houston : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Houston, Sam

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Date: February 12, 1829
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated February 12, 1829 to a Colonel Ramsey in Knoxville, Tennessee from Governor Sam Houston. This letter was written shortly before Houston resigned as Governor of Tennessee.
Collection:Samuel Houston
Folder: MS-217

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Carthage T. [Tennessee]
12th Febry [February] 1829 My dear Colonel,

Your favor shoud [should] long since have been answered, but that I have been engaged in matrimonial affair and you will say they should have precedence. I told the old chief that I had a subject to present to him, but would do it by letter, and when the press of business would allow him to note it— it will be done by me, and I now advise you whenever, the incumbents time is about to expire to present this to your [unclear: Representative ], and [unclear: someone ] in Congress the name of our friend Scott with such vouchers as you may deem fit; and I have no doubt but he can obtain the situation, and

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I assure you I wish him success most heartily. He was a boy with me I know his worth, and I broke his Fathers bread in kindness!

I will be happy to hear from you and will soon write to our noble friend Dunlap , and I pray you to [added: [unclear: talk to ]] him, and your brother [unclear: Doct R ] with affectionate regard for me.

Salute our friends generally, and tell them "white Surry" shall be saddled for "the field tomorrow," for "Richard is himself again."

Ever thine truly
Sam Houston
Colonel Ramsey Knoxville

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Mathematical calculations for postage and postmark
Colonel Ramsey atto [attorney] at law Knoxville Tennessee
[added: For d [forward ] to Meckenburg mail][added: Recd [Received ] Febry [February] 21st 1829]

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