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Title:[Letter] 1844 Jan. 13 [to] James Jones / W. Houston : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Houston, W.

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Date: January 13, 1844
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a brief letter of request dated January 13, 1844 from W. Houston to the governor of Tennessee, James C. Jones. In the letter, Houston asks for the addition of clerk to his branch.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers
Document: sl628

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Br RR Ten [Rail Road Tennessee]' Sommerville
Janny [January] 13 1844To His Excellency James C Jones Governor

Being firmly convinced of the necessity of having an additional clerk in this Branch. I have thought it proper to address you on the subject, hoping that you would give it attention. The labor to be performed at this Branch by its officers, is greater than at any of the others.__ It has made, & paid to the state [unclear: spirit ] on its capital regularly every half year, There is therefore neither justice nor equality in placing us on the same footing with others, and Rogersville . It is important to the welfare of the institution, that an additional clerk should be allowed, The reason why application was never made before, is this, there was a [unclear: Running ] imployed [employed], who, discharged the duties of clerk when not delivering notices. But a late decision of the Supreme Court rendered it unnecessary to employ him longer as Running, and he was discharged,

Very respectfully W. Houston

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His Excellency James C. Jones Nashville Tennessee

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